From October 23 through 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Art Toronto will offer attendees the chance to see and purchase a wide variety of contemporary art, including photographic art. If you would like to start or expand your fine-art photo collection, Art Toronto would be a great place to purchase and learn more about contemporary art. Some of the offerings would fit with smaller- or mid-sized budgets. The weekend even includes a series of lectures and panel discussions on art.
We asked Susannah Rosenstock, the Director of Art Toronto, to share with us what someone just starting a fine-art photographic collection should know or do. She told us, “There are two things to consider when buying your first piece of artwork. Most importantly, you need to love it. Your feelings about a work of art may evolve over time as your eye becomes more cultivated, but if you love it when you buy it you will probably continue to feel the same way even many years later. Second, you need to do your homework. This is especially true when buying photography. Buy from a reputable dealer and ask lots of questions about the type of photographic process, the edition size, and whether the print is signed and numbered.”
If you would like to read some more tips on beginning an art collection, Véronica Gill’s article “Buying and Collecting Fine-Art Prints” in the October/November 2015 issue includes some advice and tops on how to begin!