Invest in Art this Christmas – artmarketblog.com
With Christmas holidays just around the corner for most and a buyer market waiting to be taken advantage of, why not take the opportunity to either add some awesome works of art to your existing collection of start an art collection. To give you a bit of a head start I have identified some of the best opportunities to invest in some awesome works of art so there are no excuses for not buying at least one work of art this Christmas. Go on, you know you want to!!!
New Blood Art (http://www.newbloodart.com) are offering a 10% discount on all works for this weekend only. This offer lasts from until midnight on Monday 15th December. Simply enter voucher code XMAS08 at the checkout to redeem the discount. New Blood Art are one of my favourite sources of works by emerging contemporary artists so if you can’t find something great to buy here you are not looking hard enough.
WFMU is a freeform radio station that broadcasts out to the greater NYC area at 91.1 FM and online at wfmu.org. The station is a registered 501©3 non-profit organization, runs no commercials or underwriting announcements and is almost entirely funded by listener donations. In order to raise funds for their new antenna and to celebrate WFMU’s longstanding relationship with the arts community both in the New York area and beyond, the station will be holding an art benefit show at Printed Matter from December 6th to December 13th. Works can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/5adare
Pictures on Walls is an awesome independent, artist-run facility dedicated to supporting fresh talent and making art you can actually afford. Most of the artists the POW sells work by could be classified as urban or street artists such as Bansky, Faile, Blu, Xenz etc. A whole stack of new prints have just become available but are selling out fast so check out http://www.picturesonwalls.com/ for more info.
For those interested in photography, Aperture Foundation are currently offering 15% off all their prints and 30% off books. Check out the Aperture Foundation Holiday Sale here: http://www.aperture.org/giftguide
The Helium Foundation are high end art dealers who happen to have a fantastic range of works by some of the world’s best modern and contemporary artists for the more serious collector or investor. If you are looking to spend some real money on art why not indulge in an awesome limited edition screenprint by Jean-Michel Basquiat such as this one:
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.