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Collecting Photography 101: Why is Buying a Photograph Harder Than Buying a Van Gogh Painting?

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - October 18 @ 3:30 pm

$445

Collecting Photography 101: Why is Buying a Photograph Harder Than Buying a Van Gogh Painting?

Offered by The Griffin Museum of Photography

5-part virtual series
September 20 – October 18, 2022
Tuesdays 2 – 3:30 pm EST

Price: $395 for members, $445 for non-members

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Intimidated about buying fine art photography?  Do you feel that buying a photograph is more difficult than buying a Van Gogh painting?  Indeed, buying a photograph often requires more vetting and a lot more questions than buying a painting. Whether a beginner or more seasoned collector or a photographer interested in learning about the fine art marketplace, join this 5-part virtual series. We’ll provide the basics on collecting photography, with abundant insider tips from a pioneer collector. Each week, we’ll focus on a different subject — questions to ask before you spend a penny, where to shop, how to buy at auction ending our series with virtual visits with prominent dealers. Topics include budget considerations, record keeping, signature indications, negative vs. print date, editions, condition and much more! No matter whether you’re a collector or photographer, we promise that you’ll become more confident and knowledgeable about the photography marketplace.

Session #1: Building a Collection: An inside peek into the instructor’s 300-piece collection
Session #2: Thoughts to Consider / Questions to Ask Before Spending a Penny
Session #3: The Marketplace: Galleries, Art Fairs, Auctions, and Online Market
Session #4: How to Buy at Auction
Session #5: Virtual gallery visits with two dealers

Venue

Virtual

Organizer

Griffin Museum of Photography