A guide to a segment of the art market that is affordable and impressive in terms of content. Practical advice on the selection, acquisition, conservation, and hanging of artworks based on the experience of a collector, an artist, organizers of an online auction and a contemporary art fair, and a restorer and conservator at Garage.
The launch of the course is timed to fall between two key events, Art-Space-Hopping Festival and Vkus Bumagi Print Market. It is not difficult to start collecting art on paper or buying it as a gift, as artists are happy to meet new connoisseurs and are open to dialogue. The increased interest in art on paper during the pandemic was driven by a number of factors, including its affordability and the wide range of artists to choose from, plus diverse formats and portability. This joint lecture course by Garage and Gazprombank, the Museum’s partner since December 2020, will help participants develop a better understanding of the nuances of art on paper and acquire the basic skills required of an art hunter.
Art on paper (prints and drawings) is one of the most democratic and rapidly growing areas of contemporary art and collecting in Russia. Each copy from the artist’s limited edition is a completely developed artwork. All copies within the edition are created by the artist (or with their direct participation) and are signed and numbered. When purchasing a limited edition artwork, the buyer is issued a certificate of authenticity by the artist or gallery.
The course also covers drawings and unique prints.