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Old 09-07-2018, 02:00 AM
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How not to waste money with your first Old Master

This is of course of purely academic interest, seeing as few artists have enough money to be able to invest in art!

How not to waste money with your first Old Master

4 things that make a painting worth investing

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Old 09-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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Re: How not to waste money with your first Old Master

Interesting, but not something that I'm ever going to have to worry about.

I would like at some point to buy a painting from Brian Rutenberg but that's likely to be in a few years time, if at all!
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Re: How not to waste money with your first Old Master

Oh noooo... Twelve of my fifteen Old Master paintings were not worth the millions of dollars I spent on them.
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Re: How not to waste money with your first Old Master

I read a book on how to buy paintings as an investor. I found it interesting as what I should look for. One story was that he bought a hideous painting at an auction, and when he went to collect it, the auction worker said, "You must know something I don't". He said, "Yes I do". And he took the painting out of the frame, gave the painting to the auction worker and kept the frame.

The book said that whatever artist you buy, if you have a choice of subjects, the best subject to invest in, is "a pretty girl in a garden". Maybe I should start painting pretty girls in gardens. Bouguereau did will with that formula.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:46 AM
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Re: How not to waste money with your first Old Master

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I read a book on how to buy paintings as an investor. I found it interesting as what I should look for. One story was that he bought a hideous painting at an auction, and when he went to collect it, the auction worker said, "You must know something I don't". He said, "Yes I do". And he took the painting out of the frame, gave the painting to the auction worker and kept the frame.

The book said that whatever artist you buy, if you have a choice of subjects, the best subject to invest in, is "a pretty girl in a garden". Maybe I should start painting pretty girls in gardens. Bouguereau did will with that formula.

Pretty girls in gardens are indeed endlessly popular, though I think they work better when done in a somewhat impressionist manner. :-)
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