3. Ask expert advice
Seeking expert advice is always helpful and can be done from several outlets including art consultants, gallerists or auction house specialists. These individuals have a wealth of knowledge about art and leverage this knowledge for their clients’ benefit. Art specialists offer invaluable advice from evaluating works of art, to providing in-depth investigation of the artist and where the piece of work falls within his oeuvre, to offering price guidance.
4. Ensure the work is authentic
It is very important to buy the artwork from a reputable source and vital to ask for a certificate of authenticity. A valid COA in art comprises of specific details about an artwork like the full, exact title of the piece, the date of completion, the medium and the dimensions. Furthermore, the authors of certificates should be traced easily at any moment, preferably by their location and websites, in case a necessity for that arise. This information not only prove the authenticity of the work, but also increase value, and give collectible significance to the piece through the story it tells.