When visiting an auction house or an art gallery for the first time, you may ask yourself – what exactly should I invest in? Should it be famous artworks or paintings by emerging artists? You can also hesitate between Polish artworks and those from abroad. There is no unequivocal answer to this question - what is certain is that nowadays investing in artworks is a good way to invest capital.

What artworks to invest in?

The purchase of traditional artworks by well-known artists is a stable and safe investment, requiring a high own contribution, but ensuring that the value of a given artwork will increase over time. In turn, the purchase of works by new, yet undiscovered artists is more risky, although it may turn out to be highly profitable if, after many years, the artist becomes famous and conquers the art market.

Reproductions of artworks are an attractive form of capital investment, regardless of the current economic, political and social situation. So the question arises: what works to invest in? Art has been important to humanity for centuries, and traditional works are a cultural heritage that we try to protect for future generations by presenting them in the collections of a national museum or an art museum. The works of Polish painters, authors of significant artworks, are invaluable for Polish art history, which is why many of them are in the collections of the Polish National Museum, enabling each visitor to see national artworks with their own eyes, to analyze the content of the most famous and most important works from various fields of art, analysis of the form of the original work, determine what the painting represents. Each of the visitors to museums of fine arts in the depths of the painting finds elements that move him and make him reflect. Works of art enrich many educational activities with children and teenagers who, after lessons, can recognize a work by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection or name a few works by Van Gogh.

Works of art created by popular artists and put up for sale are of interest to every art collector and global investor who collects artworks in his private collection. At Artbidy, they can choose both Polish and foreign artworks, made by classic artists (these are the most expensive artworks in terms of value) or contemporary young talents. Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, as well as applied arts, photography and new media works are an attractive form of investing capital, regardless of how much money the investor has. Inexpensive artworks can increase their value by up to several hundred percent over the next few years, especially when their creator gains global or national fame and turns out to be the author of groundbreaking artworks for a particular trend.

How to protect artworks?

Protecting a artwork from destruction or damage requires appropriate protection. Some of them, especially expensive and delicate (e.g. original artwork or rare reproductions of artworks), which are in the closely guarded collection of the museum, require protection at the highest level. One of the better choices may be to entrust a given artwork to specialists for conservation. You can find such professionals in Artbidy.

Conservation of traditional works by qualified experts can restore the painting to its former glory. If a given artist's painting was created several centuries ago, the original work must be perfectly protected so that later the work goes to the collection of a million artworks that we can see in museums.

The offer also includes luminaires that play an extremely important role: in addition to additional security, they also have an aesthetic function, decorating an important original artwork. From minimalist frames to richly decorated ones - Artbidy is able to cope with any challenge posed by the client, because it knows the art market perfectly. All our luminaires are made of the best materials that will certainly protect the work and give it an unconventional, intriguing look.

How to sell artworks?

At Artbidy, we enable and organize the sale of works that attract almost half a million interested people at auctions during the year. For a work to be exhibited, it is enough for a person who owns a artwork or the creator of a artwork to submit a given object to us, so that specialists can consider the application: preliminary estimate its value, date of creation, determine the original title, if this is not obvious, and propose the best form of sale (depending on the form of the work, what is the subject of the artwork and what is required by the contemporary art market).

When submitting an application on our website, remember to attach good quality photos and indicate whether the object has a certificate of original artwork. There is also the option to add comments and request a quote. This way of selling is simple and transparent, it makes the whole process easier for the interested parties.

Where to sell artworks?

Artists and anyone who has a artwork in their collection (e.g. a painting or a sculpture) may feel lost when they are just starting their adventure with selling. There are many different ways for a work to be sold: you can of course sell yourself, but you can also entrust the task to experts.

The lost owners of a work of movable art are met by auction houses, such as Artbidy, which create art collections, acquire artworks on commission, organize the sale of traditional works (including selected artworks on the Internet) and can offer a transparent offer of professionals who conduct thorough analyzes of the artwork and dealing with the listing of the described work in the appropriate auction. At Artbidy, we prepare an offer of unusual and very recognizable works, from traditional artworks whose date of creation is widely known, to modern figurative artworks, or reproductions of the artist's paintings, created in recent years, not yet of great value due to low popularity and date of creation. We do not focus solely on the specific form of artworks or the content of the work - both contemporary art and traditional artworks are on the list of our interests and scope of activity.

Artworks - a form of capital investment

Objects with features of a artwork are an attractive form of capital investment, regardless of the current economic, political and social situation. Art has been important to humanity for centuries, and the most famous works are the cultural heritage that we try to protect for future generations. The original artwork for sale is of interest to collectors and investors from all over the world. What works are best to invest in? You can choose from works from Poland and abroad, the date of creation of which dates back to the distant past, or artworks made by contemporary young talents. Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, as well as applied arts, photography and new media works are an attractive form of investing capital, regardless of how much money the investor has. Works of art available to buyers at low prices can bring the buyer even several hundred percent profit in the next few years, especially when the creator of the artwork gains global or national fame.

In the case of works purchased for investment purposes, it is important to pay attention to whether you are dealing with an authentic one, i.e. an original. What is an original artwork? This is a prototype made by the artist. This artwork was made first, even if the author made several replicas of it later. Original works are the most valuable due to their unique character. Their value grows the fastest and the most over time, because there is only one such copy of the work. Replicas made by the author or in the artist's studio are valuable, but investing in them brings less profit. A collector who collects artworks to decorate a selected interior and commune with art on a daily basis more often decides to buy replicas of a given artwork instead of the original.

How to interpret a artwork?

If you are looking for a artwork to buy, you should spend some time interpreting it, analyzing the work. A painting that is to hang on the wall of a new house or a sculpture that will decorate a restaurant room should match the style of the interior and create a coherent whole with it. Interpretation of a artwork allows you to get to know the emotions that accompanied the artist while creating it. When getting acquainted with the content of the work, it is worth learning more about the artist himself and his views, as well as when the work was created and what is its original title. It is equally important to familiarize yourself with the style in which the artist creates and the techniques he uses. A comprehensive look at the work, taking into account not only the composition, colors and mood, makes it possible to interpret it correctly. Independent analyzes of the work allow not only to see what the painting literally depicts, but also to look at the deeper content of the work and what form of art the artist adopted to express his emotions. Thanks to this, later problems with matching the work to the style of the interior can be avoided, due to the values that in no way connect the painting or sculpture with the arrangement of the room.

Where can you buy artworks?

One of the places where you can buy artworks is in the gallery, which sells them at stationary and online auctions. The art gallery also organizes exhibitions where you can see the full range of works: paintings, drawings, tapestries and many other forms for sale. Buyers can view the works in the gallery and then choose the one to add to their private art collection. The exhibitions and auctions include works from private collections and those created by contemporary artists who have started cooperation with the art gallery. Thanks to this, the gallery offers many traditional artworks from different eras as well as reproductions of works of contemporary art, made in different techniques and presenting styles from various fields of art. In addition, the gallery divides the work into specific categories that make it easier for buyers to find what interests them.

What is an original artwork?

In the case of works purchased for investment purposes, it is necessary to pay attention to the date of creation and whether the authorship of the work has been previously confirmed. What is an original artwork? It is the first artwork made by a given artist, even if the author made several replicas of it later. The prototypes are the most valuable works (especially the prototypes of traditional artworks), due to their unique character. Such artworks enjoy a rapidly increasing value, because there is only one such copy of the work - and it is to them that the most daring art thefts are concerned. Replicas made by the author or in the artist's studio are valuable, but investing in them brings less profit. Buying replicas instead of originals is more often decided by collectors who do not plan to buy for their own art collection, but who care about decorating a selected interior and communing with art on a daily basis.

Why are the artworks of today different from those of the past?

When choosing artworks by contemporary artists, it should be remembered that their message and form look different than in the case of traditional artworks. So why are the works of today different from those of the past? The differences between them result from the fact that they are artworks made with different techniques of artistic expression, and the artists of that time had a different attitude to expressing their ideas and emotions. Analyzes of the work often show that contemporary art is characterized by blurring the boundaries between different genres, and controversial forms of communication often border on pornography and violence. In this way, artists draw attention to social, economic and political problems. They also take care of interaction with the recipients to encourage them to create the final shape of the work and commune with art in many dimensions. Former artists did not have such opportunities, therefore, without mass media (e.g. press materials), they reached only a small group of viewers.

What distinguishes artworks of new media art from earlier forms of creativity?

New media and contemporary artworks may refer to similar problems as the authors of traditional artworks from previous eras, but they present them in a completely new light. The context of new media works is completely different due to social, political and host changes. Even when, for example, a painting depicts motherhood or love, it looks different than a sculpture or a painting recovered from years ago. New media art is also often available in digital form, which allows you to experience it outside the walls of a museum or art gallery. The recipient can get acquainted with it via social media or via the Internet - analyze the form of the work, check its date of creation, original title and whether any press materials have been written about it. Art understood and presented in this way ceases to be elitist. Its character is egalitarian - access to the art of new media is equalized so that the widest possible group of people from all over the world can associate with it.