Art collecting

Want to collect beautiful works of art, but don’t know where to start? Browse our art collecting resources for connoisseurs and beginners alike.

June 08, 2021
New to the world of art collecting? Use our art terms guide to help you brush up on all the lingo related to collecting art.
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By Richard Davies
June 03, 2021
It's easy to understand why people are interested in vintage airline posters that were designed to last for just a few months. The imagery, the colors, and the messaging that air travel was glamorous and accessible to all still catches the eye today.
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June 03, 2021
Of course, Andy Warhol, maestro of Pop Art, loved cats. How could he not? Fifty years before I Can Has Cheezburger, Warhol was putting cute cats in front of people.
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By Richard Davies
June 03, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party enforced sweeping social changes across most parts of daily life, and used propaganda posters to explain and promote them.
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June 03, 2021
Lithography has been around for more than 200 years after a bright spark in Germany called Alois Senefelder invented this form of printing. The term comes from the Greek words for 'stone' and 'to write.'
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By Richard Davies
June 03, 2021
William Blake did so much so well that it is difficult to label him. Therefore, we're going to let bookseller and William Blake expert John Windle summarize the incredible life and impact of this particular Englishman.
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June 03, 2021
It wasn't until several decades after her death at just 47 that Frida Kahlo's art started to be appreciated in a significant way. Before that she was rather unfairly known as just the flamboyant wife of mural painter Diego Rivera. Today, Kahlo is seen as a powerful force in modern art, and specifically in the fields of self-portrait, and the depiction of indigenous tradition, and the female experience.
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June 03, 2021
It sounds intimidating but collecting art is one of the most enjoyable forms of shopping. Of course, people never refer to it as shopping - we shop for groceries, we collect beautiful art.
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June 03, 2021
From Egyptian wall paintings and Greek sculptures to the emergence of abstract painting and Pop Art.
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