When You’re Young and Professional, Buying Art Early Puts the Ball in Your Court

InLiquid’s Young Professionals Night is just a few days away! This notable opportunity for young and aspiring professionals of different backgrounds offers the chance to connect with a number of organizations, each offering unique means of getting involved in Philadelphia’s professional network. In tandem, we encourage young professionals to start their art collection by placing their bids on our silent auction pieces. But the question persists: why invest in art? And why should anyone start collection art young?

It’s widely known that art investment has a long history—think Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol—and has typically deemed itself esoteric exclusivity, impossible to enter as an artist, too much to afford as a consumer. However, things are different today thanks to photo sharing apps and tech-savvy millennials’ and Gen-Z digital natives’ use of it. Exclusive experiences are now capable of being inclusively shared. 

While some long-established auction houses may be tempted to maintain their old ways of working, the art market is rapidly moving online and transforming the opinions of investors and this throwing the proverbial ball in a younger market’s court. With price points of up-and-coming artists starting at an accessible point, value accrues within time. If you’re at all familiar with fantasy leagues, the art market (believe it or not) is very similar. The key is to know who’s hot at the moment, and whose work is going somewhere. With a little knowledge of art history, and following the artist’s connection with their culture, generation, and in some cases the political, socio-economic climate, if the artist’s body of work can resonate meaning for decades later–you want to add that artist to your “team.” 

If you want to learn more about investing in contemporary art, take a look at our conversation with Philadelphia based art consultant Barbara Harberger

And be sure to learn more, and experience first-hand, Philadelphia’s art market by joining us for our annual Young Professionals Night! 

START your art collection by getting your tickets for the 2017 InLiquid Benefit Today! 

 

 

Arlene Love
Arlene Love
Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse and Giacometti.
Bruce Garrity
Bruce Garrity

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse and Giacometti.…

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia.
Jodi Cachia
Jodi Cachia

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings…

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia. …

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia. …

Marilyn Holsing was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and received her BFA in painting, drawing and graphics from the Ohio State University.
Marilyn Holsing
Marilyn Holsing

Marilyn Holsing was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and received her BFA in painting, drawing and graphics from the…

Marilyn Holsing was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and received her BFA in painting, drawing and graphics from the Ohio State University.…

Marilyn Holsing was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and received her BFA in painting, drawing and graphics from the Ohio State University.…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.
Paula Cahill
Paula Cahill

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

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