From Emerging Markets to Emerging Artists
Once an emerging markets economist for a major financial institution, London resident Cynthia Corbett is now the owner of a contemporary art gallery that represents emerging and newly established artists. In the latest Tanager Talks, Cynthia explains the ins and outs of collecting emerging artists, providing practical advice about how to start and build a collection.
According to Cynthia, the big advantage of collecting emerging artists is that “you can buy exactly what you fall in love with” without worrying whether it is the right moment in the market, for example, to purchase a Picasso or a Warhol. Plus, you can enjoy the benefits of patronage such as getting to know an artist personally and following and aiding a career.
To get involved in the emerging artist scene, Cynthia recommends the following:
1) Go to affordable art fairs where everyone from new to seasoned collectors are on the lookout for the stars of tomorrow
2) Search the internet and keep an eye out for artists who have received prizes from juried exhibitions
3) Go to graduate and degree shows in addition to the larger exhibitions
4) Find galleries where you connect with the gallerist who is willing to advise on such things as framing, installation, shipping and insurance.
For more information on how to be a successful collector of contemporary art, you can hear the entire interview here.