Over the last five years, the landscape of the art world has changed dramatically, with online galleries making art more widely accessible to buyers globally. Though art is no longer the preserve of museums or wealthy collectors, establishing a budget is a smart move in what can become an emotional process.
Once you have a number in mind, stick with it. Start exploring what works are available—for example, for the same price you might be able to buy a painting or a limited edition photograph or a sculpture. Also, note that the size of your work will also usually have an impact on the price. Sometimes bigger is better, but other times, it may make more sense to build up to a statement piece.
If you are buying a photograph find out whether the work comes mounted and/or framed, or if that will be an extra cost. This is something one of Saatchi Art’s curators can find out for you. If you are buying a painting and you want to hang it with a decorative frame that is likely to be an extra cost too, which you’ll need to factor into your budget.
Likewise, if your first foray into the world of art collecting is on a small budget, limited edition prints are a great foot in the door. Printed on museum-grade materials and framed with sustainable, cut-to-order, solid wood frames, each of our limited edition prints include a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and are a perfect way to elevate any interior design.