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Collecting Modern & Contemporary Art – How to Start

Walmar Wladimir Schwab (Swiss, 1902-2000) Abstract Composition, sold for: $492

Whether you would like to purchase a few artworks to fill wall space in a new apartment or you are interested in beginning a serious art collection, buying at auction can be a straightforward entry point. The process is rather transparent, and it is one of the few opportunities in the US art market to have an idea of pricing up front. Auction houses always provide an estimate of a work’s value—a range in which the specialists believe a work will sell.… Read More

3 Reasons Framed Art is a Good Entry into Collecting

Whenever I have my hands really into staging a furniture and decorative arts auction in the Marlborough preview and auction rooms, I am always thrilled to find how effective hanging the artwork at the end of the process can be in tying the whole look of the room together. One day there are barren walls around some furniture, and the next day well balanced, inviting and richly decorated rooms emerge. That’s the reason why, when I moved into my freshman dorm room, one of the first things I did was go out and buy colorful posters for my walls.… Read More