Art is an agent for change, a purpose so immense that a buyer's single acquisition may broadly impact the lives of his or her generations to come. We know this to be true, and it is a compelling enough fact that categorizes our representation of art to the public as vital. In a manner of speaking, a mighty gift that keeps on giving.
Within this vital service of bringing fine art to market, we realize there is often an added conundrum: how to keep the value of the art comfortably within reach of potential collectors. Buying art is an activity that should enhance the prospects of the buyer, never diminish them. Unfortunately, significant price points can do that.
Beyond consigning and exhibiting art, we are ourselves avid collectors and, therefore, know firsthand the challenges a steep price tag may pose. In light of our experience, we have a promising suggestion for those who aspire to building a collection of art that matters to them without causing a deficit elsewhere in their lives.
Buying Art Over Time
Art purchases are not, on the hierarchy of physical survival, necessary to the continuation of human life. Although we love them, artworks are not always the first thing on a list of more critical needs. We also realize that, while artworks won’t fill your belly or pay the mortgage, they do fill your soul and make that mortgage payment all the more meaningful. Therefore, at Miller White, we encourage collectors to buy art over time. It is a dignified and financially creative way to collect art that dampens the sting of the sticker price while keeping you in the hunt for those pieces that so enrich your life.
Please contact the gallery to learn more about policy on Buying Art Over Time!