Summer festival season might be slowing down but if you're in the Alexandria area definitely drop by and check out the festival for free! There will be limited edition giclées for sale not to mention several creative activities to get you involved. Find more information on www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com
There was definitely a shift in attitude during the emergence of the Internet age. By connecting art lovers straight to the artists, the accessibility of art rose to new heights. Britt takes a look at the value of reproductions and what it can mean beyond the superficial dollar value.
Fine Art Can Be A Fine Investment by Stephanie Barton
"You walk into a gallery and fall in love with a $5,000 painting, but you just can't justify the price tag. The gallery owner shows you a selection of the same artist's work for a humble $500, explaining that the pieces are giclées. A giclée is a machine-made print, a reproduction printed on fine paper or canvas with color and clarity that can rival the original. But it's still a copy.“
It's important to be extremely careful when buying art for investment purposes. While reproductions are cheaper and may provide the same utility, they often don't hold the same value as an original even with a certificate and signature. Click on the title to learn more about buying and selling art as a long term investment.