Original Art from the Original ArtistsPosted on March 7th, 2011 No comments
Art collectors from around the world spend millions of dollars each year to get their hands on original art. They may buy a piece for their private collection or arrange to buy or sell a piece for a museum or other public display. No matter what you are looking for in a work of art, chances are it's available from somewhere – for a price.
The key, however, is finding the art that you want. You can sign up notifications from the auction houses, scour EBay, and spend time at estate sales trying to find the one piece of original art that will set your collection over the top. However, you may have better luck with using an art broker and you'll save a lot of time and energy, too.
Some of the most sought after pieces aren't only the grand masters that you would think of, such those by Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol, although, they are available, too. The art that is in very high demand today are many of the modern and contemporary artists of the past 150 years. Original art from the likes of Norman Rockwell, Peter Max, and Romero Britto are quite in demand and some of their works are quite rare. Peter Max, for example, is one of America's most popular living artists, and his work is found in the private art collections of five United States presidents. He redesigned the NBC peacock and was the Official Artist for the 1994 World Cup. Peter Max original art can be found in museums around the world, but there are many pieces up for private sale, too.
Romero Britto is an artist who's easily identified because of his use of bright colors and composition qualities of cubism. Much different from Peter Max, but almost as popular, these works grace the walls of many museums and private homes around the world. His work in the art world has been the inspiration for other artists and continues to grow in value with each passing year.
An art broker is certainly your best bet for finding some of the rarer pieces. You can even use one of the online brokers to find original art. It's a huge industry because of the high demand and brokers must now keep their prices very competitive. However, you must ensure that you use only a reputable broker. Some have been in business for decades and those are the online art brokers that you should consider. A certificate of authenticity should accompany any original art.
In closing, if you're looking for a new piece of art to add to your collection, consider contacting one of the online art brokers. You may pay less for their services and some off you the option of a "best offer" instead of the retail price. In many cases, you could save thousands of dollars for a Peter Max or Andy Warhol piece that you couldn't even find for sale in a traditional gallery.