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Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to Keep Costly Paintings Safe, 7 Art Collectors Rules for Preserving Costly Paintings

How to keep your costly paintings safe and in good condition. As we are seeing many new  young art collectors in the art field it is very important to understand  the golden  rules of art collectors to preserve your precious possessions of art safe and in good condition for years ahead for them to give you good substantial returns over the years. While you keep buying new paintings  and hang them for display, after a time they become too many for your wall  space,   as your place them with new works, when not in use it  is important to store your paintings in proper manner and safe.
Golden rules of art collectors for  the new young art collectors for storing paintings-
1) Very important , buy cheap,  means hunt for new talent, new  artists , also you can bargain and get great deals on buying more paintings  ,  new emerging artists works so that you can get a good number of paintings in  your budget ranges. Here the advantage of storing paintings would be that most of the works are   either ten or more years old and not more than that so  the paintings  are varnished and in very good condition, no need to spend money on restoration work or preserving of paintings.
2) Never store your paintings in areas where there  is too much sunlight exposure. This is harmful for your precious possessions, your costly paintings collections. Avoid keeping stored paintings near air conditioner vents, windows and doors for harmful environmental exposure in from of blast of  wind, sunlight,  rains etc.
3) Cover your prized oil and acrylic paintings collections with soft muslin cloth when not hanged on walls. Any soft cloth that will not damage the texture in your paintings.
4) In case  of framed  paintings in glass, collages and other types of artworks   very important to pack them  carefully in wooden boxes or some containers to protect them from harm.  Label them, handle with care and which side up to open the next time someone gets back to them.
5) Keep your prized costly paintings safe, in safety lock  , as  many works of famous artist are worth a fortune and many art collections value with art collectors goes  in many millions of  $. Good locks and safety security measures  for your art collections. Many have regulated temperature rooms for storing prized costly paintings from their art collections.
6) Insure the art collection, especially costly artworks of famous artists, from a reputed insurance company, it is better to be safe than sorry, for unexpected crises and unnatural disasters.
7) Once in a  while clean up all your paintings by keeping them in good  condition.  In case any painting  needs restoration or repair do it promptly as  the damage sometimes to your precious paintings when delayed becomes irreparable and also costs a lot from   a  reputed restoration artist.

Finally do show off your prized collections once in a  while, we all know the glint in the eyes of any art collector when  they talk of their art collections and prized possessions. Have a show for private guests, art  galleries and art shows,  and also keep rotating hanging new art in your homes and offices so that your paintings also get to do the  most important thing, breathe!
The Pink Triangle A Symbolic Spiritual Cubism Painting on canvas , Size 24.5x35 Inches, Year 2013, price $  5001

While on this spiritual journey, the red pilgrim,  as I continue to paint ...
I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.

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