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How to Buy Art

Chicago’s art scene is white-hot. With blockbuster stars such as Theaster Gates and Kerry James Marshall leading the charge—plus dozens of independent galleries, five world-class museums, and an annual expo that gets bigger and more impressive by the year—the city has become a lab for some of the most exciting visual art being produced anywhere in the world. How do you tap into all that energy and become a smart buyer? We offer these 10 simple rules.

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Chicago’s art scene is white-hot. With blockbuster stars such as Theaster Gates and Kerry James Marshall leading the charge—plus dozens of independent galleries, five world-class museums, and an annual expo that gets bigger and more impressive by the year—the city has become a lab for some of the most exciting visual art being produced anywhere in the world. How do you tap into all that energy and become a smart buyer? We offer these 10 simple rules.

Published Sept. 5, 2017

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Rule No. 1

Buy For Love, Not Profit

Rule No. 2

GO DEEP ON A GENRE

Rule No. 3

zig instead of zag

Rule No. 4

LOOK UP FROM YOUR cup

Rule No. 5

Embrace the Expo

Rule No. 6

Follow Your Handheld Curators

Rule No. 7

CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN

Rule No. 8

look for no-fee galleries

Rule No. 9

don’t overlook the FRAMe

Rule No. 10

Ease Your Sticker Shock

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