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Instagram is a great way to connect with artists who live across the country or around the globe.
I acquired a piece like this from artist Tim Nikiforuk, who lives in San Diego in 2019. If not for Insta, I would never have seen his work.
2) Get it while it’s hot
Artist Dan Lam’s drips took Instagram by storm. Her work really found it’s audience on social media and blew up in a matter of months.
Such works used to be a few hundred dollars, and now they cost ten times that!
Instagram is a good place to find artists before they blow up.
3) Build Relationships
I got to know artist and professor Bev Fishman through comment and DM exchanges on IG. Not only is she a fantastic artist, but she’s a great person.
Getting to know Bev allowed me to get preview emails and priority access to her work before the general public.
4) Watch and Wait
Artist Sean Krazert has always made great work, but IG has afforded me the opportunity to track his progress and growth as an artist. I waited until his practice had matured to my liking before investing in his work.
5) Auction Previews
Auction houses often preview their best works on Instagram.
Above is a great work by Larry Poons that I first saw in @christiesinc IG post.
Most art museums have a social media presence these days. Follow them to see which artists they’re adding to their collecting. Check out their upcoming shows, and prioritize your travel around the things you want to see!
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