You don’t need to be a museum curator, gallery owner, or wealthy individual to collect great art. These 3 books about collecting art on a budget show you the way to own and enjoy works by major artists without breaking the bank.
1. A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art by Erling Kagge
“A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art provides relief and offers sound advice to those who want to buy art but don’t know how or where to do it.”
2. How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring by David L. Gersh
“A how-to guide for new and experienced collectors, How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring explores the unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind works for $2000 or $3000 by hundreds of mostly forgotten yet startlingly good artists who are in the permanent collection of MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Met, and among many other museums.
“A veteran and avid collector, Gersh offers pro tips on how, what, and which artists to look for while providing unique insights, an invaluable perspective, and a dash of humor into the world of collecting great art.”
3. The Intrepid Collector: The Beginner’s Guide to Finding, Buying and Appreciating Art by Lisa Hunter
“In The Intrepid Art Collector, Lisa Hunter shows you how to start a fine art collection without spending a fortune. This accessible, jargon-free resource contains up-to-date information on the most popular original art—everything from photography and posters to African art and animation—including where to find it and how to buy it at a fair price.”