“Collecting” online precludes the need for shelves
Nostalgia: it motivates us to pay far to much for memories. Better hope there’s a secondary market….
It’s a sad day when your art collection has to go on sale. Don’t compound the problem – do it with a plan.
Rosana Azar, an artist immune to commissions who “paints from the inside out”.
“Dolls”? “No, they’re ACTION FIGURES!” But no. In this case, they’re dolls.
Frank M. Robinson’s special award ceremony WILL be rescheduled!
Tips on how to encourage your kids to become collectors.
Jane Frank had one last thing to add to her Art Hierarchies: Familiarity.
Jane Frank discusses Michael Whelan’s value … no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of Micheal Whelan’s art… no, wait, Jane Frank discusses the value of value and how our different goals and perceptions influence the way we view, purchase and value art.
Jane Frank, the Artful Collector, discusses actual and perceived value of handmade art.
The Artful Collector gives some tips on why you should always get signed artwork.
Examples of how art hierarchies are determined by what people will pay for an artwork.
It behooves to attend to the HIERARCHIES that establish “worthiness” in the field I’ve chosen. In the field of illustrative art, the challenge has never been about finding authentic items, nor even a good supply of them (until recently, illustrative art has been plentiful). Rather, it has always been a matter of finding what experts call “meritorious items” – those that are of the highest, one hopes extraordinary, aesthetic qualit
A preliminary scouting report on LoneStarCon3 – including a report on the winners of the Chesley Awards for fantastic art.
Customer’s query [verbatim question and answer, by email 2008]: Do you feel the piece that I just purchased was well worth the price? I am asking because I am getting this for a gift and just wanted to get an opinion. Looks great and the artist is very collectable. My response: You know, of […]
In the past two posts I’ve written about collectors and artists “From Hell” – the ways they can be high maintenance people . . . to the point where I lose patience and don’t want to deal with them. This week I want to talk about the “bright side” of what I do. Because while […]
Let’s say, for the sake of this posting, that our corner of the collecting world consists of two groups: The Creators and The Collectors. Which group, do you think, has the monopoly on “crazy”? I’ll get to picky, obsessive and demanding collectors next week: for now, I want to deal with Artists – the group […]
First, and let’s get this out of the way right at the start: I would never say that digital art isn’t Art. I have never claimed that digital artists aren’t “real artists” – as some traditional artists do – because “the computer does all the work.” I’m not spooked by the competition (go ahead and […]
Someone in a chat room I used to contribute to, once made an unforgettable statement: “it’s easy to collect art if you have money!” Hah! How I wish money were the answer! And that a fat wallet could make all the hard work of collecting go away! Collecting art is easy only if you have […]
It’s an innocent question: What’s it worth? And I always answer: That depends on whether you’re buying or selling. An object’s “worth” can relate to price, or it can relate to value. These words are not interchangeable, although collectors may use them as if they were. But there is a big difference between the price […]
And when we can’t have what we want….despite our best efforts to strategize for maximum gain? Then What? Oh, do we have excuses. Pick one: 1. End up the underbidder? “It was too expensive for me anyway” (cognitive dissonance at work) 2. “I probably have one like that already, and just don’t know it” (Scarlett: […]
Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you’ll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more about them) have been writing away on their favorite subjects. Chances are, you’ll find a few whose favorite subjects are your favorite subjects. In addition to the new content being added […]