At Home with Art: A Beginner's Guide to Collecting on any Budget
A beginner's guide on how to start your own art collection on any budget—to create a unique home that reflects your individual style.
A work of art—whether it is unexpected, groundbreaking, or one of a kind—can personalize your interior and transform it into a place like no other. But actually purchasing a signature piece—or even crossing the threshold into a gallery—can be a daunting act. How can you develop your own taste or gauge whether you’re making a worthwhile investment? Drawing on a decade of experience at Christie’s, Olivia de Fayet and Fanny Saulay know that the world is full of artistic talents waiting to be discovered and they want to reframe who can access original works.
On a mission to make art accessible to everyone, they compiled their advice into this step-by-step guide that takes the guesswork out of purchasing, guiding amateurs to cultivate an eye and to select favorite pieces. They cover everything you need to know about starting your own collection, from how to find artists and galleries to how to define your collection, along with advice on purchasing, framing, hanging, maintaining, and conserving the value of your artworks. With tips for designing unique interiors with paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other decorative objects, this essential book will give art aficionados the confidence to select pieces they will love forever.
About the Author
Olivia de Fayet and Fanny Saulay worked for over a decade at Christie’s before founding Wilo&Grove, an art gallery for a new generation of collectors. Marie Vendittelli is a journalist; she wrote A Chateau on the French Riviera (Flammarion, 2020).
Praise for At Home with Art: A Beginner's Guide to Collecting on any Budget
"Olivia de Fayet and Fanny Saulay, the duo behind the art gallery Wilo & Grove, want to demystify the complex world of art with their guide to building your own collection. At Home with Art takes the guesswork out of purchasing artwork for the home and takes readers on a path to cultivating their own personal collection. Filled with advice on decorating with paintings, sculptures, and other decorative objects, anyone will become an art aficionado after reading this book." —VERANDA