The Art of Buying Fine Art

Loris Crawford, owner Savacou Fine Arts Gallery discusses how to purchase fine art.

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  • WALTER WEBB

    THE ARTS IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO EXPRESS ONE’S LOVE FOR THE FINER CULTURE THINGS IN LIFE. IT BRINGS TO LIFE TO SONG “A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THING” AS A HOMEAGE TO BEAUTY OF THE WORLD. PEOPLE TODAY HAVE TAKEN IT A STEP FURTHER. THEY NOT ONLY SUPPORT THE ARTS, POPS, AND RECREATIONAL
    “SKAKESPEAR IN THE PARK” PLAYS, BUT HAVE ALSO DECIDED TO INVEST THEIR FINANCES IN THE ARTS ALSO. ONE OF THE LEADING ART COMPANIES IN THE WORLD IS SOTHEBYS (BID) ART. KNOWN FOR THEIR RECORD BREAKING PAINTINGS LIKE VAN GOGH’S “IRISES,” ANDY WARHOL’S “CAMPBELL SOUP CANS,” “JACKSON POLLUCK’S
    “NUMBER 5,” AND DA VINCI’S “MONA LISA,” SOTHEBYS HAS BROUGHT IN RECORD BREAKING REVENUE. AFRICAN AMERICAN PAINTERS HAVE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO ITS ART WEALTH. ERNIE BARNES (THE GRADUATE), ROMARE BEARDEN (BEFORE DAWN),
    JOHN BIGGERS (LIFE AT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY), AND WILLIAM TOLLIVER
    (LANDSCAPE)HAVE PUT BLACKS TO THE TOP OF THE ART WORLD. ANOTHER IS PPR’S
    SUBSIDIARY CHRISTIES ART (PPRUF). CHRISTIES ART HAS DOWN A BEAUTIFUL JOB OF COMBINING THE MOST EXPENSIVE ART PAINTINGS WITH THE MOST EXPERSIVE DE-
    PARTMENT STORE TASTE. PPR IS ONE OF LEADING LUXARY FASHION STORES IN THE
    WORLD. GUGGENHEIM (GBAB) BRINGS TOGETHER HUGHE AMOUNTS OF CULTURE CROWDS
    FROM A DIVERSE BACKGROWN. MGM INTERNATIONAL (MGM) IS AFFILIATED WITH THE\
    MOTION PICTURES OF ARTS AND SCIENCE. SOME OF THE BEST LOVE THEATER AND
    PLAYS HAVE BEEN VIEWED WITH THIS COMPANY. AND THEIR RESORTS OFFER EX-
    TENDED DAY PLAYS. IMAX THEATERS (IMAX) HAVE ALSO ATTRACTED A NICH MARKET
    BY OFFERING EDUCATIONAL MOVIES TIED TO THE ARTS, EXPLORATION, AND DIS-
    COVERY VIEWING. ITS GETS COMPETITION FROM THE LIKES OF CARMIKE (CKEC),
    REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (RGC), AND THE CONSUMATE WALT DISNEY (DIS).
    DISNEY HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS ANIMATED ARTS FOR CENTURIES. BELOVED BY
    PARENTS, ADULTS, AND PARKS AND RECREATIONS GOVERNMENTS FOR YEARS. THE
    ARTS ALSO HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH CARBO CERAMICS (CRR) WHICH PARTNERS WITH
    THE ARTS IN SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS USED TO BRING US PAINTINGS, CERAMICS,
    AND SCULPTURES LIKE RODIN.