If you want to be inspired, you need to watch 'Herb & Dorothy. The documentary film is almost a decade old now, however, the message is still the same: 'you don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art.' Herb & Dorothy began collecting minimalist art in the 1960's, amassing a collection of almost 5000 works of art. What do you do with 5000 pieces of art? Store them in your one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, of course.
Now here's the great part: Herb was a U.S. Postal worker and Dorothy was a librarian. They weren't wealthy, but collected within their means because they loved it. Most of their collection was purchased directly from artists, often paying in installments. I suppose they were the original 'layaway days' collectors.
If you're an art collector, this film will inspire you. If you're not an art collector, this film will inspire you.
Art isn't purchased at big-box stores. This blog is for collectors like me, who collect on a budget.