Art Buying, Collecting, Selling


Awaking Lioness, Leopoldo Martins, 2013, art collecting

Awaking Panther, Leopoldo Martins, 2013

A good art collection exudes its collector’s personality, to its core.  The concept of a collection, therefore, must be established prior to any purchase.

Building a life surrounded by art is an exercise which needs to be planned.  At the end of the day, ideally you will spend your life with the works you choose.  It is for this reason one should thoughtfully consider the relationship between oneself and the objects of art chosen, well before considering a purchase.

In order to build a collection concept, a discussion with a specialist about the variety of media existent today, finding out the media you are mostly attracted to, as well as the materials you like most is very important. This specialist will give you access to updated information, proposing you a variety of options already in the market, also discussing with you the avant-garde of art, creation, industry, technology and expression.

Your collection may take many directions. It may be classic, lucid, creative, innovative, bizarre, funny, chronological, historic… above all, it has to be personal. You can go from a restricted theme to a multitude of subjects and materials based on diversity of medias and interests. But it must have a soul, an identity and some important information about your own taste and life.

After all, an art collection is something intimate and if well-conceived, helps to tell the story of its owner.

An art collection is a personal journal.

Buying Art as an Art Lover

We often hear from many specialists that “one should always buy art from the heart and based on passion”.  Whereas there is much truth in this approach, its implementation is not quite so obvious when we understand that buying art is a long-term, ongoing process of self-learning with no end.

Having an awareness of the changes we go through in life and how those changes influence our perceptions and personal tastes, different artworks, materials and pieces are going to be part of this influence or are going to tell a story about it. That is the reason why Art is part of our learning process. Art is to be aware of this process in a representative way.

Buying art as a lover of art is easier than buying only based on investment interests simply because the art lover is aware of the complete process.  Reading, researching, discussing, taking part of workshops, art fairs, signing art magazines are all steps that are going to help us on the process and help us based on passion, not money. Visiting galleries, Museums and art institutions, having open dialogue with art themes feed our passion and make us aware of what we are looking for.

Buying Art as an Investor

Nevertheless, buying art is also a serious investment.

There are some practical aspects we have to observe regardless of our passion and interest. Buying art demands a correct investment advice so you can transform your budget into something that pleases you and ensures you a good investment at the same time. After all, that is indeed a future inheritance and a medium to long term investment.

With the right information you are able to identify and discuss with your art specialist your personal collection concept and think about the relation it establishes with your budget and desire. So, you can notice a conceptual line on your collection and prepare it to be appreciated by your friends and the public, therefore growing in value.

For the same reason selling is strategically possible when your collection was well planned before.  Selling well is a consequence of buying well so there is a process and some rules to be followed.

You can rely on us from the beginning until the end of this process and we will be happy to guide you according to your desire, but acting as your collecting-buying-selling-agent during all the process.

For further information, please contact us.