Invest in Art this Christmas –

Invest in Art this Christmas –

"Rome Pays Off" by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Available from

"Rome Pays Off" by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Available from

With Christmas holidays just around the corner for most and a buyer market waiting to be taken advantage of, why not take the opportunity to either add some awesome works of art to your existing collection of start an art collection. To give you a bit of a head start I have identified some of the best opportunities to  invest in some awesome works of art so there are no excuses for not buying at least one work of art this Christmas.  Go on, you know you want to!!!

New Blood Art ( are offering a 10% discount on all works for this weekend only. This offer lasts from until midnight on Monday 15th December. Simply enter voucher code XMAS08 at the checkout to redeem the discount. New Blood Art are one of my favourite sources of works by emerging contemporary artists so if you can’t find something great to buy here you are not looking hard enough.

WFMU is a freeform radio station that broadcasts out to the greater NYC area at 91.1 FM and online at The station is a registered 501©3 non-profit organization, runs no commercials or underwriting announcements and is almost entirely funded by listener donations. In order to raise funds for their new antenna and to celebrate WFMU’s longstanding relationship with the arts community both in the New York area and beyond, the station will be holding an art benefit show at Printed Matter from December 6th to December 13th. Works can be viewed here:

Pictures on Walls is an awesome independent, artist-run facility dedicated to supporting fresh talent and making art you can actually afford. Most of the artists the POW sells work by could be classified as urban or street artists such as Bansky, Faile, Blu, Xenz etc. A whole stack of new prints have just become available but are selling out fast so check out for more info.

For those interested in photography, Aperture Foundation are currently offering 15% off all their prints and 30% off books. Check out the Aperture Foundation Holiday Sale here:

The Helium Foundation are high end art dealers who happen to have a fantastic range of works by some of the world’s best modern and contemporary artists for the more serious collector or investor.  If you are looking to spend some real money on art why not indulge in an awesome limited edition screenprint by Jean-Michel Basquiat such as this one:

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

6 Responses

  1. Thanks for the good post and for promoting art and artists.

    When a collector find an emerging artist who is creating unique and even next step work in the history of art, that artist’s work is recognized as a great investment with much potential.

    Even in time of recession is is possible to find under priced artists to collect. Historically art by real trendsetter artists has been one of the best ever investments. These artists are probably not yet represented by the best galleries, where the prior boom times have often inflated the values for good but not great artists.

    You can find good emerging artists on the Internet. Absolutely true. The Internet is a place for trendsetters!

    Free to all through the link to the UnGraven Image web site, you can download the “Manifesto of Post Conceptual UnGravenn Image– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Strokes”.

    Judy Rey Wasserman

  2. Like to welcome everyone to my new website,

  3. …thanks for a terrific article with all the great links…

  4. Thank you for the great tips on how to make money out of arts. I appreciate all the ideas and all the nice links here.

  5. Great tips I’m actually planning on buying a few pieces of art from varying artists soon!

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