Start something special: contemporary art collection

Francesca Gavin .27 Aug 2009 .Telegraph.co.uk

Fancy being the next Charles Saatchi? You don’t have to have millions or a home as big as the Tate to start a special art collection, says Francesca Gavin.

At the opening night of a recent exhibition by upcoming UK artist Charming Baker, there was – among the typical art crowd, made up of fashionable types and city investors – a distinctly new, laid-back set of collectors enjoying the art, drinks and live DJ.

A Conversation Piece by Charming Baker (left) and For JP Sartre by Glenn Brown Photo: CHARMING BAKER / TATE

A Conversation Piece by Charming Baker (left) and For JP Sartre by Glenn Brown Photo: CHARMING BAKER / TATE

It was more like a party than a private view. “I’ve sold work to lawyers, city guys and creative directors,” says the artist, “but now I’m also selling to students and housewives.”

Baker, who has just secured the backing of an American artist-management company, believes that the art world is changing. “It feels less elitist,” he explains. “People are buying what they like, not what they are told to like.”

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4 Responses to Start something special: contemporary art collection

  1. deanmelbourne says:

    You culd start with mine they are dirt cheap ! Just stumbled across the blog guys really interesting , good work. Ill be back.

  2. Wanda Pepin says:

    well I hope they are also good! Don’t devalue your art. . . remember lots of people translate price with quality. Share your website, I’d like to take a look at your work.

  3. Wanda Pepin says:

    Hi Dean, Love the painting with the legs and the white shoes. Would you be interested in selling that painting on my website http://www.timelessfashionandart.com? If you are I’ll contact you via your website. I see you have some on your liquidgloss website that would also work. Let me know.

    Thanks WANDA

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