This is part of an article from invaluable.com on starting an art colletion. There's a link to the whole article at the end of this excerpt.
Celine Rabago, Fine Arts Consultant at Pacific Galleries and Auction House, has been in the art sphere for over a decade. She shared with us the most vital tips for budding collectors, and the one secret that all art collectors should know.
What’s one piece of advice that every art collector, from budding to seasoned, should know?
CR: Just remember to collect what you love. Doing so will help ensure that you enjoy it for a long time. Ignore trends, unless they speak to you personally. Art collecting is not a competition, and it’s no use to compare your collection to someone else’s. Each collection should be reflective of you as a person and your experiences.