- a gamble,
- a case of love at first sight
- a genuine commitment
But demand is one of the criteria that influences price. Young artist offer the fun of discovery and even the element of the gamble for very reasonable prices. Contemporary art by well know artists is out of the price range of most collectors and that is a new phenomena as we have seen auction figures for live artists skyrocket in the past few years. (Jeff Koons b.1955 sold the highest priced contemporary work this year for approx. $32 million). The amazingly good news is that all boats are rising on the tide and when the prices for contemporary art rises, it rises in all age groups.
Iana Quesnell, Jean Lowe and Doris Bittar at the Women, War and Industry exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art
James Enos at Oceanside Museum of Art
You might want to look at our article on Seven Types of Collectors and also Collecting Secrets Revealed, Collecting Emerging Artists and Ten Tips for Collectors.