Friday, 28 September 2007

Collecting Art

SuperLiving Magazine has an interesting article entitled "Paint by Numbers" by Lynelle Johnson, about collecting art.

She says: "...Art is a funny thing. It gains significance and beauty because influential people say it is significant..."


"Today, according to Anne, if you are looking at collecting an artist you would be looking for significance in these ways:

They are represented by a major dealer
They have had solo shows
They are represented in public collections – state and national art galleries
They win major prizes and get grants
They get lots of media attention
And even better they had a life cut short!
Then you would look at the significance of the work within the artist's career

Top artists to collect now, according to Bonhams & Goodman's List of Living Artists Under $10,000 are:

Stephen Benwell
Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Peter Cooley
Emily Floyd
David Jolly
Amanda Marburg
Noel McKenna
David Noonan
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Lena Yarinkura

Click on each of the above to read about each artist/see examples of their work.

Which is your favourite?


Annie said...

Interesting group of artists, I enjoyed looking at their works. Especially Yarinkura - look at the texture on the surfaces, beautiful.


andrea said...

My kids plan to kill me off early so they can reap the financial rewards of having a mother who's a dead artist. :)

Bimbimbie said...

lol - I like what andrea said!!

and I couldn't help thinking that one of the artists might have spent a bit of time in one of stefan's hair salons *!*