Aboriginal Art is coveted all over the world and true art lovers who want to view any Aboriginal art piece up close, will not hesitate to travel across the world to visit museums and galleries. Many people who have an interest in art want to experience the feelings and emotions the artist tried to exploit through their work and see the real-thing rather than a reproduced print. If you are one of those people, you may have interest in buying or selling art online for yourself, or to display in your office or home. Deciding what piece you want to purchase can feel intimidating, and you may want to start by researching your favorite artists or styles of art in magazines, books, or even online. Some people don’t choose art for the medium used, or even the artist who created it, but the emotion or feeling it inflicts when you gaze at it.
When you decide to buy art, you will need to do some extensive research and find reliable sources either locally, or maybe online, that you can trust to avoid running into scams and make the mistake of purchasing a reprint. Online galleries are a good place to start and save hours upon hours of traveling time, and most include Certificates of Authenticity with your Aboriginal art purchase to insure the piece is legit. It takes a lot of time and many hours of research, but in the end it pays off, as you will find the right pieces of art you are so interested in acquiring for your collection.
Shopping at a brick and mortar gallery can be time consuming, yes, but the thrill of being surrounded by hundreds of Aboriginal art pieces is enthralling. Either way, be sure to study the seller and learn about their policies. Also, if you buy art online, be sure to get a tracking number and insurance to cover your purchase so that if anything goes wrong, you’re fully covered.
Remember, if someone tells you an art piece is Aboriginal art but it does not come with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity), do not buy it! The COA ensures that you are not purchasing a reprint or reproduction piece, and came directly from a legit dealer or artist.
Also think about the size of Aboriginal art before you buy it. If your office wall is only six feet tall, you probably do not want to buy art that is seven feet tall (yes, it happens). If you need to, ask the dealer, artist, or gallery for the precise measurements of the art so that you can be sure it will fit where you would like it. Galleries are large and not proportionate to homes or offices, so consider this. You may think it will fit, but wouldn’t you rather be sure? Get those measurements before you buy art.
Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions to buy art, but do not rush into anything. Take your time and consider your options before you buy.