*For those new to the Cow Art and More blog, I feature a different art related website or article each Friday for all ranges of art collectors and enthusiasts.*
Today's art focused article to share with everyone is Buying original art as a gift. It gives some key points to consider before making a sizable purchase for someone as a gift.
Just a few points I have experienced with Cow Art and More customers to pass along to readers:
- Find out as much information about the intended recipient and/or the intended recipient's space. Does the person have a good wall space for hanging? Is the person willing to take care of a large piece of art?
- In general, smaller items make better gifts when little is known about the recipient. Items such as small prints can be displayed on a desk. Jewelry can be given without the recipient wondering "where they are going to hang it".
- Get "more" of what they like. Does someone already have a lot of paintings with the color blue as a focus in their home or office? It is apparent that person likes the color blue and/or that color is an important part of the decor. Getting them more of that color will give some assurance that the piece will easily fit into the room.
- When in doubt, ask the salesperson you are working with for advice. For example, if someone doesn't know the wrist size of the woman someone is buying a charm bracelet for, I always recommend to get the larger size. Why? It is easier for the recipient to take to a jewelry repair store and have a couple of the links snipped off rather than having someone solder on additional links or returning the bracelet to me for a larger size.