Where To Find Emerging Artists: Cashing In On The Next Hirst

Where To Find Emerging Artists: Cashing In On The Next Hirst

The most savvy art investors look for the next big thing amongst the plethora of emerging artists. The best way to make a killing investing in art is to pick the next big thing before everyone else does. The problem with this method is that you need an extremely good knowledge of the art market in order to be able to predict who will be popular in the future without the figures and history of an established artist.




Damien Hirst started out as a member of the Young British Artists group.


One way to give yourself a better chance at picking a winner is to focus on some of the well established collectives, galleries and initiatives which nurture and promote the best emerging artists. To give you a head start I have included links below to some of the best online galleries that sell art by emerging artists that won’t break the bank.


Who knows, the next Hirst might be one click away.











Happy hunting!!!


Nick**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

15 Responses

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  2. Being new to the east coast art scene, I can
    offer my opinion based on a few months of
    involvement. I believe that technical skill of
    construction says alot about an artist. Good technique and sound quality make for a lasting peice of art.
    When I take the time to really, carefully look at art I look for good framing, consistent texture and
    finish, joints that are well defined or well hidden.
    ( depending on the peice) it says alot to me.

  3. Hello there,

    Just found your excellent blog and am adding it to one of my art blog’s links list…great info you have here!

    Will be visiting you again,


  4. I used to sell some of my work years ago but have been out of the art market for 20 yrs teaching school. How would I get back in? Do I need a gallery or shouls I try harder to market it on line? I’ve tried the festival (with booths) route and they’re not my style. Any suggestions anybody? Thanks, Gretchen Price http://www.gpricestudio.blogspot.com

  5. Hola faretaste

  6. this site is quite good and infomatic.
    i needed some info with regard to venture capital for art startups in india.

  7. Consider the work of late illsutrator and muralist Alton S. Tobey (1914-2005), about whom a feature article will appear in the next (October) issue of “Illustration” magazine.

  8. Buy what you like. If the artist becomes the next big thing you win if not you have an art work that you love and you win.

  9. The next “Hirst” is with in you! Visual art is made by people who look and see alot. Their work is here to be looked at by you. Try developing the fun of looking as a hobby. When you buy as an experienced looker it will be so rewarding.Have fun looking !

  10. I would settle for the next Gavin Turk but if the next Damien Hirst becomes available, im there!!

  11. Nick,
    It’s September!

  12. Thanks for the comment Kyle, it is indeed September. Congratulations for being so aware!!

  13. Nick,
    An interesting site and informative articles on the market. I am an emerging artist based in Ireland. You are welcome to visit my site and give feedback, comment or review if you have time.

  14. I love the wooster collective, great list…you may want to check out http://www.thedirtfloor.com

  15. Hi Nicholas, I’d be very interested to know what you think about the rapidly changing environment for emerging art/artists due to the intenet. Emerging artists’ presence is growing online, emerging artists are getting more of an equal viewing field on the internet, plus there is an increase in people buying art online due to having more access to affordable authentic art, original prints and apparel from underdog artists

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