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Old Dec 6, 2016, 11:36am   #1
 
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ART - not just pretty pics

Art is big big money and therefore should interest any of you guys.
Not only do pictures by famous artists tend to appreciate in value, they also go in and out of fashion. Their value is determined in the general market by auction and on appraisal by experts. There is of course only a limited number of pictures that any one artist can paint, which raises their worth especially when the artist dies.
This picture by Claude Monet is worth millions of ús
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Old Dec 6, 2016, 11:40am   #2
 
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Pat494 started this thread Do put up your favourite pics whether ancient or modern. I personally like The Impressionist school of art.
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Old Dec 6, 2016, 11:55am   #3
 
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Here's one from the Society of Wild Life Artists that I bought with my pocket money from trading:

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Not worth millions (yet) but you can buy art for investment and/or pleasure. After a while it can become like trading where the pleasure of a good trade outweighs the monetary gain (provided you're not skint of course!)

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Pat494 started this thread The trouble with the art market is that except for acknowledged works the market is a bit illiquid. I know from first hand experience how hard it is to get started. It takes more than talent.
The Saatchi model is interesting and he made many millions from it. He sought out unknown artists with talent and bought their entire collection cheaply. Then he would exhibit the new talent in his prestigious galleries at vastly inflated prices.
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Pat494 started this thread As someone once said, an appreciation of art is the difference between a savage and a civilized person.
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Love art.
Hate artists though.
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Here's one from the Society of Wild Life Artists that I bought with my pocket money from trading:

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Not worth millions (yet) but you can buy art for investment and/or pleasure. After a while it can become like trading where the pleasure of a good trade outweighs the monetary gain (provided you're not skint of course!)
Just as a matter of interest in the smaller market for art.
Is the artist well known ?
How long ago was it painted ?
what did you pay for it, if you don't mind my asking ?
It's value has probably risen as has everything else.
It has a very nice oriental stylised look.
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