Think of the best gift you've ever received. Or the best gift you've ever given. Chances are, these gifts were not the most expensive or trendiest. Their value is in what they meant and still mean years later.
As the father of two daughters I know the importance of providing a good environment. Studies have shown that the environment a person grows up in influences mood and general happiness. One of my goals in life is to create a home life where my children feel welcome and inspired. For example, I recently purchased a $5,000 Allosaurus Skull to display in my house. My thoughts are this, I've met plenty of people who could have done better, succeeded in life instead of living in misery, with just some simple lessons that their parents could have taught, or better yet, their parents could have inspired them in their youth. The drive to learn was something implanted in me and my brother, by my parents. My brother is going to medical school, which is quite literally every parent's dream. I recall all the things my NASA grandfather used to do with us, dissecting frogs as a 7-year-old, visiting museums, and most of all, encouraging our love of Paleontology. It was at a young age that my interest in learning was ingrained in my head, and later in life, I was able to use this love of learning to learn new skills. This is not the case for many Americans, and it is one of my biggest fears that my children will grow up one day and not be satisfied with their lives.
Satisfaction is not about things, satisfaction is a state of mind, it's peace at home. So I consider the $5000 Allosaurus skull a long term investment in my children's curiosity, hopefully, the mere presence of the skeleton inspires learning throughout their lives. It's these small interactions throughout our lives that help shape who we are. Also, think of all the money I'd save if my daughters grew up to be independent successful women.
You can think of art as a long term monetary investment as well, there are countless stories about middle-class couples buying art and it going up extraordinary amounts throughout their lifetimes. I'm not saying that my art will end up this way, no one can know that for sure. I am saying that quality art can be worth its weight in gold. I do know one thing for sure, massed produced art will never go up in value, and if it does, it won't go up as much as an Original Painting.
Art can be considered a long term investment but I also think its a risky one. I like to think of collecting art like stock investing, and Bank of America does as well. There is Blue Chip art, art made by the big names like Picasso. Mid-cap Art, art made by the names who belong in museums and collections but you might have to look them up. And finally, small-cap art. This is the art that you buy before the artist is even known, and many times the most lucrative, it is hard to believe but even Keith Haring could have been found in a coffee shop at one point in his career.
There are many reasons to buy art, and there are tons of artists out there. I recommend taking the time to do some research and find an artist that you love.
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