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So You Want To Be An Art Collector?

Consultant Rose Lejeune speaks with London-based collectors Navann Ty and Kimiya Minoukadeh, as well as Malaysia’s own Farouk Khan of The AFK Collection to find out how they collect contemporary art.

Rose Lejeune

Getting started in collecting art might seem daunting but from the joy of beautiful things on your walls to a fresh appreciation of the world around you, art can change your home, give you a new social life ... but above all, help you think and feel differently. You don’t need a huge budget—emerging artists’ works can be less expensive and a great way to support your local art scene. My first advice? Take your time. The more you can see, the more you’ll understand what you like.

Second: ask questions. Gallerists love to talk about the work they’re showing. Ask about the artist, the work, how it should be installed, and the price. Collector Navann Ty has three top questions: 1) How long has the gallery worked with the artist? 2) What is the story behind the exhibition? 3) What is special about the work I am interested in?

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