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Rabu, 21 Agustus 2013

Collecting Fine Art - An Introduction to Collectible Interiors

Art & Wealth
"They buy art to appreciate it, to learn from it and to profit from it."
From Bill Cosby's African-American Art Collection to Steve Wynn's passion for tradi­tional masterpieces to Charles Saatchi's portfolio of iconic works to Bill Gate's collection, art has always been a status symbol for the wealthy.
But it goes deeper than that...As quoted from the 2007 Forbes article, Top Billionaire Art Collectors, written by Anthony Haden-Guest:
"The worlds of art and money have always been intertwined; each basking in the other's reflected luster. Today's billionaires are no different from the grand dukes and popes of the Renaissance or the merchants of 17th cen­tury Amsterdam. They buy art to appreciate it, to learn from it and to profit from it.
By profit, of course, we can mean both finan­cially--these are, after all, people who know a thing or two about money--as well as cultur­ally and socially."
Whether you simply want to make your home a more unique, beautiful place or want to amass a great collection which can benefit society for generations, this is an introduction to locating and collecting distinctive, quality work.
Collectible Interiors Defined
"Interior spaces of the highest quality finishes and workmanship."
There is something truly breathtaking about walking into someone's home and ex­periencing a room with hand-made furniture, an antique Chinese lamp, and a painting that would take hours to ab­sorb every detail. This is what we mean by "Collectible Interiors" - items in an interior environ­ment that are of the highest quality fin­ishes and workmanship.
Fine Art vs. Collectible Interiors
Fine art is often defined as a work that has been created for the sole purpose of decoration with little to no utility value. Collectible Interiors, on the other hand, include art for both functional and aes­thetic purposes. At Artizin we offer both traditional fine art as well as one-of-a-kind functional items. Functional items - such as hand-carved chairs, dinnerware, restored antique appliances - things that can be used as well as admired. When we mention "Art" in this guide, we are referring to both fine art and functional art.
What is Artizin?
Artizin is an interior design and art con­sultation firm offering collectible works of art, furniture, finishes, fabrics and rugs.
Artizin's Vision
To provide our clients exquisite environ­ments inspired by the talent, vision and genius of our artists and designers.
Starting a Collection
Your Own Brand of Beauty
"The desire (or compulsion) to surround ourselves with things that comfort, please, or excite our sensibilities is a com­mon human trait."
-Paige West, The Art of Buying Art
Why Collect?
Why do people collect art? There are many reasons - most of them personal. The following are some of the top rea­sons collectors collect:
Interior Design or Remodeling. Perhaps you would like to redecorate your home or design a second home. Now is a per­fect time to acquire collectible art and furnishings.
Self Expression. When you move into a new home, it is barren and expression­less. It is not until you surround yourself with your own brand of beauty that you truly feel the space is your own.
Legacy and Tradition. Wealthy individ­uals throughout history have collected art to better society (i.e. donations to mu­seums, etc.). We also work with many collectors who purchase art as heirlooms to pass on to their children.
Investment. Although we do not recom­mend collecting art for the sole purpose of investing, it is a motivation for some wealthy collectors. Affluent individuals tend to invest their money in tangible assets and art is one of these investment vehicles.
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