So many people think they should start investing in high-end art and antique, and they are right. But, most are not willing to drop their egos to ask experts for help. It is really important to do so at the beginning of your entrance into the art and antiques investment collecting world, as the up front costs for asking us for advice will save you a lot of pain and money in the long run, yes really! That is not only a sale pitch for us, but it is the truth. If you do not believe it, go out and start buying some art and antiques for investment on your own, and see what happens. Then, feel free to come back to us and ask for help, we have all been through it, and will empathize with you, but with the caveat that we told you to just ask for help from the beginning. Let us help and train you to head off on your own. Once that relationship is established, you will be able to head out on your own, and call us for help less often into the future. However, we will both be better off for the relationship in the end.
Here is an interesting read about some of the top art collectors in the world and a follow-up article about how to start into it (the photo below is from this article) found on the Business Insider website at: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-art-collectors-2011-12?op=1.