What type of artwork would you actually purchase?
As a photographic artist, I’m interested in what type of artwork you would shell out your hard earned cash for. It could be anything. Music, sculpture, paintings… pink flamingo yard ornaments… and of course photography.
What styles are you most interested in?
Are your tastes dark and moody, bright and cheery, or perhaps personalized to a particular style… (do you collect bovine prints?).
Are your purchases based upon collectible works designed to increase in value? Are they purely decorative accents to a stylized room? Are they keepsakes to commemorate vacations?
Do you browse garage sales, attend arts fairs, buy from the internet, or pursue gallery works?
Do you want it framed and matted from the artist, or just get the print that you have custom framed?
Does a signed work justify a higher price? Reprint or Original?
Sunsets and sailboats, floral, kittens, journalism or erotica? Is it worth more if previously published in a book? Limited edition or open editions?
How large? Giant 40×60 or manageable 11×14… smaller, larger?
How much would you spend without feeling cheap, and without feeling guilty?
What stirs your art purchasing decisions?