An Artist Dishes on What to Consider Before Buying Art

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Photo: Courtesy of Lita Cabellut

This week, we couldn’t help but think/dream – same thing, right? – of purchasing one of the many moving artworks available at the tenth edition of Art Dubai. But before even contemplating making such a major investment, we stopped and thought: Who better to pick the brain of the topic of buying art than a creator of art themselves? Cue Lita Cabellut, aSpanish painter who is currently exhibiting ‘Series of Dew’ at Dubai’s Opera Gallery until March 29th. Here, Cabellut reveals her insider wisdom on building the art collection of your dreams.

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“Always trust your goosebumps. The first impression will most likely remain after you acquire the artwork.

 

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“Always question your taste and never get too comfortable with it. Lose everything and be open; each art purchase is a new moment to rediscover yourself.”

 

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“Never buy purely for investment purposes. If you do, you’ll be in for a major disappointment.”

 

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“Never question your intuition or your gallerist’s intuition, as this is a major force driving a sound art purchase. It’s important to listen intently to the passion of the gallerist speaking about the piece of work as you cannot fake genuine enthusiasm.”

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“Building an intelligent art collection requires advice. If this is your goal, always seek the help of experts, whether curators, dealers, or collectors.”

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