Starting Your Art Collection

As part of October's Dress Your Walls theme, we'll be featuring artists every weekday in our Artist of the Day posts. I hope that these posts will inspire you—if not to buy some new art, then to take part in a conversation here about that artwork. I'm also trying to find art that can fit into everybody's budget, Personally, I'm in love with this gorgeous print, ny.07.#20 by Jennifer Sanchez.



Sometimes, though, even the thought of starting to buy art is a little daunting. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Not even sure how to take the first step? Well, we're here to help. Recently, I read a great post from Dwell contributor Chelsea Holden Baker on how to get your art collection started. She offers simple, straightforward advice that will help you get grounded in your great art search. And don't worry—some of the prints and photographs are $20 or less! Chelsea has some great tips, such as the best online sites to check out for learning about the art market and the monetary and cool cache advantages in exploring new, unknown artists at MFA shows. You can take a look at all of Chelsea's tips here.

And remember: No matter what, be true to your own taste. Don't let someone else tell you what you should like. Trust in your own art instincts, and see where they lead you!

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