If you’re looking for affordable art you can find them online as well as at events like World Art Dubai. From April 12 – 15, World Art Dubai will be taking place, and collectors will have the opportunity to find fantastic photographs, sculptures, paintings, and prints all at one place. It can be helpful to have a plan to make the most of your trip there. Here are some tips to help you shop with confidence:
1) Don’t be shy about getting up close to the art
Unlike shopping in a gallery, the World Art Dubai show will give you the opportunity to not only get a close look at the artwork, you will also have the opportunity to meet the artists who made it. Don’t be afraid to get a good, close look at all the art you can at the show, even if just for future reference.
2) Come with a clear idea of what you are looking for
There is so much beautiful, affordable art at this show, it is easy to lose sight of why you went in the first place. Decide exactly what you are looking for before you get there and make a list. This will help you from getting carried away by all the choices.
3) Know your own taste
If you are unfamiliar with contemporary art, it’s worth your while to do some online research before heading to World Art Dubai. Knowing what you like can help you find what you’re looking for quickly and efficiently.
4) Think critically about the art
Remember that you will be living with the art that you take home with you. Look at it carefully, and make sure it is up to your standards. What’s important here is that this art has to be meaningful to you. If it doesn’t speak to you and bring meaning to your life, it’s better off on someone else’s wall.
5) Ask questions
Rarely will a collector have the opportunity to discuss their purchases where the artist is right on site. Ask lots of questions about the pieces you are considering. In addition to the artists, the staff at World Art Dubai is happy to help you find what you are looking for.
6) Keep scale in mind
Come to the show prepared, with the dimensions of the room or space where you plan to put your pieces. It would be heartbreaking to find a masterpiece and not be able to fit it where you want to put it.
7) Keep your mind and heart open
At the show, you may see popular trends and styles. Don’t buy something that will be in your home forever just because you saw a lot of it at the show. Look at as much art you can, and bring home the pieces that mean the most to you.