It is a very big decision to invest your money in art so it requires due research.
1 Cash count:
It is a very big decision to invest your money in art so it requires due research. It's an investment with no surety as far as how much the value will increase with the passage of time. So it is very important to plan how much money you want to set aside to invest.
2 Choose well:
One should choose a painting or a piece of art that interests you. Don't just go and buy what your friends suggest. If you are a fun loving person, go for high intensity colours (bright colours) but sometimes, you might end up with new interior painting ideas.
3 Artist alert:
You should research an artist whose work fascinates you, and read up more on his or her styles and work. His work should not be similar to any other artist's work.
4 Consistency counts:
There should be consistency in an artist's work, and one should know which is good art and which is bad art in terms of quality and how much time the artist has taken to develop a form.
5. Frame it well:
You can judge the quality of canvas from its frame. The frame should not be tampered or damaged.
(WITH INPUTS by Aarti Preenja, Curator, Mrigna Arts)