YOUR ART COLLECTION; HOW TO BEGIN.

By Nii B. Andrews

If you have been following our blog over the last 18 months you will by now have a fair idea of some of the important names, themes and standards in CAA.

Perhaps you want to start a CAA collection but do not know where and how to begin. 

You are also not sure about whether to begin as an investment or as an asset.

Well, let us be clear; there is only a slim chance that you will be able to make astronomical or exorbitant returns. 

AKORNORYO aka ELEGANCE: Oko Matey, mixed media ( rosewood, iron and copper) , 104 inches, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

That very rarely happens. 

This is not women’s gold!

Here you must determine what you like; what speaks to you; what you can live with.

To be able to decide your affinities, it is best if you spend time immersing yourself in art either in museums, galleries, books or online.

AKORNORYO detail

Then you must take the plunge by buying from an artist, a gallery, an auction house or at an art fair.

Professional help is always available, you only need to enquire.

Of course you must exercise due diligence with respect to provenance, condition, quality and authenticity of the artwork.

If you get all these things right, the piece you buy will be an investment – a capital asset.

PORTRAY ARAB: Ivano Ruffin, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

That is when the fun gets even better.

And for CAA, the real action has yet to come. 

Why will you not want to get in early?

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