No one can predict what will be the best art of all time, but you can use trends in the art world to help you make your own judgements.
People have been trying to pick the “best” artist for thousands of years. The best artist of all time has been picked by many critics, art historians and artists alike. Many people have even claimed to be “the best” at some point in their careers, but with varying degrees of success.
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The list below is my personal list of the 10 best artist limited series of all time. My selection process was not scientific, it was based on my personal opinions and the opinions of others who are also collectors. Like anything else in life, art is all about your own personal taste. So if you don’t agree with my choices, that’s okay.
Towards this end, I asked several other collectors and dealers for their opinions as well. In fact, I solicited opinions from as many people as I could find who were knowledgeable about art and collectibles. The following is a list of these collector’s top 10 selections.
In the past few years, art has become one of the most lucrative ways to invest your money. One single painting by Andy Warhol went for $105 million dollars in 2010. And that is just what the record was for a single piece of artwork at auction!
So if you wanted to be an investor in the art world, how would you go about it? Well, let’s start with some basics. First off, we need to set limits as to what kind of art we are talking about. Basically, the more popular something is, the less likely it is to increase in value. So if you want to get into this kind of investing and make money from it then you are going to have to find a way around some of the more popular artists because their work has already been sold many times over and will not continue to appreciate in value.
Very rare pieces of art that were done by famous artists are also a good place to start looking because they are usually worth collecting by museums and individuals alike.
Art is the most subjective thing on Earth. Some people think the Edvard Munch painting The Scream is the pinnacle of human achievement, while others are repulsed by it. However, there are some pieces that are worth a fortune, regardless of your feelings on them.
The Beatles’ White Album recently sold for $30,500 at auction. While that may seem like a lot for a piece of vinyl, this was actually far below its estimated value of about $40-50,000. The reason it sold for less than the expected price is because the album had been painted in by an anonymous artist who goes by the name “Illma Gore.” In fact, she even painted herself into the front cover’s collage.
Here are 10 more works of art that have been attributed with six or seven figure prices. All these pieces were bought and sold in auctions held between 2000 and 2013.
If you are a serious collector of contemporary art, there are many different directions to go in when deciding what you want to collect. There is a wide variety of artistic mediums that you can choose from including, painting, photography and sculpture. If you are trying to build your own collection of contemporary art and want to know what the best art of all time is, there are a few different artists whose work you should consider collecting.
Tina Barney: Born in New York City, Tina Barney is known for her abstract paintings. Considered one of the most influential artists of her generation, Barney has had over eighty solo exhibitions. Her work has been featured all over the world including Japan, Germany and Italy. Her work is currently on display at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany as part of their exhibition “Reality and Illusion.” Her paintings have sold for as much as $300,000 dollars.
The art world is like a river. It flows constantly, simultaneously carrying all the things that are and were most valuable, in the least possible physical space. Today’s highest-value artists are tomorrow’s historical footnotes, and vice versa. This is a reflection of the fact that all art is transitory; only the river remains.
What makes a given artist valuable? It’s surprisingly hard to say. There are no objective measures of artistic quality; what one person regards as priceless will be worthless to another. The value of an artist is determined by supply and demand, which in turn is determined by two things: how many copies of that artist’s work there are (supply), and how much people want them (demand). The more scarce an artist’s work is, the greater its value; but only up to a point, because nobody will pay more than they have to for anything. And conversely, if an artist is too popular then the prices will drop – sometimes so low that they end up being worthless.
But it isn’t just popularity or scarcity that determines value; it’s also whether one owned piece of art would enhance your life more than another — because you like it better, or because it’s less common, or both — and whether you can