Sunday, September 14, 2008

Art Value

A simple thought today - I am wondering aloud about what determines the value of a piece of art.  Certainly we are aware of the things in the marketplace that contribute - the quality of the work, popularity and stature of the artist, consistency of the artist's work, promotion and commercialization - but that is not really where I am going with this.

Deeper values are intrinsically personal.  What you believe, what you consider of value has special meaning to you that it has to no one else.  Just so then, if you are attracted to a piece of art and it represents value to you - then the monetary concerns are secondary.

It's back to appreciating what speaks to you and investing in what you like!  Isn't it great that there are as many artists and great pieces of work out there for all of us to find things we appreciate!

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