The most important items in collecting works of art are said
to be the entrance (Purchasing destination）and the exit（Selling destination).
We hope that you can use it as a criterion for spending a fulfilling art life without stress.
A place where you can ask for works of art
The environment for purchasing art is generally to go to antique stores and art fairs,
In recent years, the spread of the Internet has greatly changed the form of the art industry.
Antique Store / Art Gallery
- Well-established stores and first-class specialty stores value trust and pride, so it is easy to obtain serious and good works.
- You can associate with stores that can receive solid after-sales service.
- The threshold is high and it is difficult to enter easily.
- Sometimes it takes a detour before you meet a store that goes well with you.
- You can see many works of various genres from individual stores at your own pace without worrying about it.
- Basically, the booth is smaller than the store, and it is easy for many people to get crowded, so you can’t relax slowly and you can’t hear detailed explanations depending on the timing.
- The lineup and masterpieces of popular and deceased writers are substantial.
- The quality is good because the kiln and specialty stores are involved.
- It will be announced at the primary price and premium price.
- At sites other than trusted stores and Internet auctions, there is a possibility of catching forgery and after-sales service is often inadequate.
- You can choose from many works, and there is a possibility that you can make a successful bid below your own bid price.
- Since the winning bid is determined by the balance between supply and demand, if competitors who absolutely want to get it compete for it due to the unusual heat in the venue, the price may exceed the imagination and it may not be available.
- Specialized knowledge and connoisseurs who can detect authenticity are required.
As mentioned above, there are various ways to obtain it, but the following are recommended for collecting as a hobby.
- Reliable art dealer’s physical store and internet sales
- Art fair with trusted art dealers
There are various fields such as Appreciation pottery, Tea utensils, Buddhist art, Painting, and Contemporary art. Each of us art dealers has different specialized fields, and we have knowledge of art in general, but it is impossible to handle all fields professionally in one store. For example, even in the narrow sense limited to tea utensils, there are biases such as “We handle lesson tools, but we do not handle essential tea utensils used in tea ceremony and tea ceremony”, “We handle new tea utensils, but we are not good at old tea utensils”.
It is no exaggeration to say that art dealers show the humanity of the shopkeeper in the works displayed in the shop. He has an eye to see the correct value of the work. Being able to properly propose it to customers. One of the real pleasures of the specialty store is that you can get a detailed look at the background and characteristics of the time when the work was born. Before buying a work, “buying a store, buying the humanity of the shopkeeper” is the key to finding a good store, and if you keep up with beautiful relationships, consider high-quality works as much as possible in terms of price. You will be able to do it. It is more preferable to have a store where you can interact with not only one store but also two or three stores. The place and method you are looking for are the most important factors in forming a fulfilling collection. The first-class supernatant products, called “masterpieces,” tend to gather at top-class specialty stores that are pursuing the field.
The role played by art dealers
and the significance of their existence
The issue of authenticity is always associated with works of art. Owning a work while worrying about whether it is forgery after purchase causes stress, and as a result of paying the price, it is painful. There is also the idea that art forgery is a “necessary evil”, and there are opinions that it is not interesting to use the real thing alone, and that the aesthetic eye cannot be refined. Also exists. Even if you gain knowledge from art books and experts, it is extremely difficult to identify and judge them.
Art dealers who can participate in membership-based auctions that have reached a certain level are studying by buying and selling while looking at the number of tens of thousands of items a year. Relying on the experience and knowledge backed up in these actual battles, we art dealers receive the compensation necessary for store management through art objects and customers. It is our duty as an art dealer to create an environment where customers can intuitively select their favorite works without worrying about authenticity issues. As long as we are human beings who are not machines, we cannot say that there is no mistake. I am proud and credible as an art dealer to be able to take responsibility at that time. Of course, we have to scrutinize it to make sure there are no mistakes and approach zero as much as possible. We are in a position to be chosen by our customers. I will study every day so as not to be ashamed of myself, and as a professional on the road, I would like to promise the correct view and correct proposal. I would like to create a store where customers can enjoy themselves naturally.
Basis for Selling Price
It is easy for people to think that the prices and market prices of antiques are “like nothing”. Such a tendency cannot be denied for extremely rare works such as museum pieces, but when it comes to pricing general works, the transaction price at the auction is the standard and basis, and the running cost of store operation is taken into consideration. It will be decided.
How to make a good choice when purchasing
Throw in valuable things
- 1.Do not compromise
- 2.Quality over number
- 3.Watch more high quality works
“Choose your favorite work anyway” is the best answer to enjoy. Let’s dig a little deeper and think about it. When the number of collections increases and we encounter higher-grade works, the works we have sought in the past may be inferior, or even the taste itself may change completely. There is a lot of demand for attractive works and first-class products in good condition, so it is easy for things to proceed smoothly even when you let go, but there is demand for works that focus on low prices without worrying about the condition. The number tends to be small, and you will have to make a detour to enhance the collection. It can be said that the correct answer is to consider the risk of damage and select the price as part of the restaurant that serves the food and the room ceremony for the purpose of use, but it is an asset that demonstrates its true value in winning the award. Regarding the field of appreciation pottery that includes the value of the item, we strongly recommend that you make a thorough selection, such as “collecting 5 items that you can buy for ordinary works into one item that is rare and good”. Let’s eat. You won’t get bored just because you are particular about it, and as a result, there will be a big difference between “a carefully selected and attractive collection” and “a collection that somehow collects with a sense and price” when you let go of it in the future. I will.
Think about works that you are worried about purchasing
We are also a business, so we would like you to purchase as many works as possible. However, if you forcibly recommend it to the customer, it will be distorted later, which may lead to stress such as regretting the purchase by the customer, and this should never be done in the process of enjoying. is. While I was involved in this work, there were many occasions when I felt that the work was choosing its own destination. The work also has a life, and it is connected by an invisible edge, and I think that there is a once-in-a-lifetime meeting that cannot be explained scientifically beyond what we think.
Speculativeness of Art
Art works have an asset value, and Chinese art works have achieved a significant increase in recent years as speculative targets, but stocks and real estate are more efficient in terms of asset management. The price of an art piece is based on the balance between supply and demand, and the demand according to the economic situation and fashion is greatly related. During the bubble, demand greatly exceeded supply and many works soared, but in reaction to that, many works that are not suitable for Murorei, such as Koimari and local kilns, are now being evaluated as unjustified. Is also the current situation. If you are too captivated by the value of your assets, your eyes will be clouded. The more art dealers like tools, the more they face them with their love and feelings for their works, beyond their financial sense. This is because there is the essence of emotion, healing, and beauty. The biggest attraction is that what you feel in your heart adds color to your life and you can sympathize with your companions. Changes to the future are uncertain, even with some expectations. However, as a recent trend, it seems that the trend of polarization is becoming stronger in Japan. When the declining birthrate and aging population and the spread of artificial intelligence are the tailwinds, it is speculated that the light and dark of good works and bad works will be clearly separated in the art market. The greatest speculation in fine art is to collect attractive works and first-class products in good condition in your favorite field.