Art Advisory Services

The Educated Collector

The “art experience” is thought-provoking and emotion-invoking. This is particularly true of modern and contemporary art, which frequently require education and information.

When people think of modern and contemporary art, they often think either of modernists like Pablo Picasso or other 20th century artists with high media profiles like Andy Warhol or Damien Hirst. Their work is permanently imprinted in our minds as "art," irrespective of the artist’s original intent.

For many people, the very idea of an artist conjures up stereotypical notions of a “tortured soul,” battling hardship to create works, which may only be understood after the artist’s death. The majority of today's artists are highly skilled, possessing training or fine arts degrees from specialty schools or universities. The work of successful, highly respected artists does not typically languish. It is validated and critiqued by museum curators, commercial galleries, and the art press. Today, it is unusual for a talented, productive artist to go unnoticed.

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