Collecting art has become more popular and more available to the general public over the last decade. Collectors are now able to purchase and sell original signed limited edition works of art on online sites on a 24/7 basis. Once purchased, the collectors can find that their original piece of signed art increases its value quickly when all the available pieces are sold; simply the process of supply and demand. Therefore, if you purchase a print from an edition of 25, your investment could start to increase in value immediately. As an example of the investment value, the Phillips auction house in New York in 2004 sold a giclee print by Wolfgang Tillmans for $22,800.
With the current economic climate there has been an increase in purchases of collectables as investments, for example art, classic cars, pocket watches. A clear indication of this is the growth of specialist insurance policies to protect individuals’
C.J.Cairns believes ‘art should be available to everyone. People tend to think that only the rich can become art collectors, but that is simply not true. Anyone can start an art collection. Providing they retain their COA and invoice they can start buying and selling art, or they can just admire their chosen investment.’
We are a UK and Dutch based contemporary art studio specialising in surrealism, contemporary art and limited edition prints by C.J.Cairns. On our website http://www.ccairnsassoc.co.uk we exhibit our work in an online gallery and sell through our online shop. All of our work is signed with COA and is original. For further details and an artist statement, please visit our site.