Why Invest in Art?
While on the Facebook fan page of Jay Abraham - A Leading Marketing Authority - I saw a post that Jay made:
Whenever you make an offer, ask for a sale, run an ad, have a salesperson make a proposition to a customer or prospect, or offer a product or service for sale at a specific price, always tell the reason WHY.
next came this helpful post from one of my fellow fans that got me thinking as to how to answer some of the WHY’s that Jay was speaking of:
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and Coaching Walter - Without looking at your art, we could suggest your WHY to be, because I know it will look great in your home, because my art can bring any room together, because my imagery evokes a subtle calming sensation, because my art is unique; there is no other art like this, because I had a vision of the person who would want this piece, and it was you. Hopefully you can work with some of those. Answer your why question with because. We believe that you can come up with plenty of WHYs because you are a creative individual. Where is your art at? Anything online?
￼￼and then came my answer -
well it could be any one of those things - yes - but it is for the individual to decide which if any it is after they view the art - I think - because it is such a personal subjective issue - where the art sells itself *(I think) - the entire collection is only available online here:
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￼Why Invest in Art?
￼oh - here is a thought - Why even look at my Art - Well people are always looking to invest in worthwhile entities - and whatever would be considered a "good" investment and J.P.Getty - who was the richest man in the world at the time that he wrote his book "How to Be Rich" wrote that Art is the Best Investment and followed through with that thought so much so that he established the Getty Museum in California - : The Getty - well that is the reason you should at least take the first step and begin viewing my art -
￼Why Invest in Art?
￼a little more in depth on Getty’s thoughts on art:
Getty humbly saw himself as a patron of the arts on a scale at least equalling the Medicis of Renaissance Florence, and is amusing when discussing the lack of cultural knowledge of the average American. He called art 'the finest investment' not just because it more than held its own financially, but because of the pleasure of living with beautiful things. In return for enriching the world, the wealth creator had a duty to support those who lived for their art. Yet he also saw business itself in creative terms, noting that those at the top are 'creative artists' instead of simply 'artisans of business.'
On collecting itself, the author dissolves the myth that it is a rarefied pastime for the rich, mentioning several acquaintances in regular jobs who had built up excellent collections. Anyone with enough money can pay top dollar at Sotheby's, but the true collector is a scholar who appreciates the background of each piece she buys. As Getty rather poetically puts it: "To me, they are vital embodiments of their creators. They mirror the hopes and frustrations of those who created them - and the times and places in which they were created." What could be more fascinating or enriching?
the next step to reinforce that is that once you are there in my galleries you might as well spend a little more time finding some or at least one image that inspires you - an image which may be used to motivate you and/or an image or a few images that may - by looking at them - give you energy (something loads of people need in this world - you might also find an image that either speeds you up or slows you down - if you need pacing in either of those directions - please note that you are welcome to view these images and can do all of this for free without spending a penny 24 hours - 365 days per year for the rest of your life -
￼finally - if you find such an image or images that you are able to get inspiration from then it makes perfect sense to invest in prints or canvases of those images to be in your environment to be able to inspire motivate - give you energy in that environment so that you find yourself becoming reinforced by these continually -
Why Invest in Art?
Now I spend almost all of my time creating art exactly because of Getty's statement that art is the best investment since why would I want to place my thoughts - ideas and energy into anything else if this is the best investment - now I have over 110,000 images which can be ordered in 8 different paper types or canvas and in different sizes which can be made into an infinite number of collections and businesses for other people anywhere in the world -
and in addition the site that my art is on runs site wide special discounts from time to time - one special discount is running now -
Dear friends after reading the above and the recommendations that I use for the WHY’s people should buy my art - I have really have only one WHY and that is - BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT!!!!!!
12-13-2011C by Walter Paul Bebirian