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6 Steps to Acquiring Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Art

on October 16, 2023

Are you cringing, bored or uninspired by most of the options available as "wall art" online and in most home decoration stores? Is your designer coming up with boring options that "match the decor" rather than present a bold and vibrant expression of who you are as a person? 

Acquiring contemporary Abstract Expressionist art offers a unique opportunity to step away from the mass produced and connect with the energy and expressive freedom of this dynamic artistic movement.

Here are 6 essential steps to help you through the process of acquiring contemporary Abstract Expressionist artworks.

#1 - Start by immersing yourself in the world of contemporary art and familiarize yourself with current trends and emerging artists within the abstract expressionist genre. Attend gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and online galleries to discover new talent and explore a diverse range of artworks.

the back of a woman with long hair who is standing looking at art in a gallery

#2 - Research reputable galleries, art dealers, and online marketplaces specializing in contemporary Abstract Expressionist art. Take the time to browse through their collections, read artist biographies, and examine the quality of their offerings.

#3 - Consider your budget and collecting goals when selecting artworks to acquire. Contemporary Abstract Expressionist art comes in various forms, including paintings, sculptures, mixed media installations, and digital art - so explore different mediums and styles to find pieces that resonate with you.

#4 - When evaluating potential acquisitions, pay attention to the artist's technique, use of color, and overall aesthetic vision. Look for artworks that evoke emotion, provoke thought, and leave a lasting impression. 

woman in a long dress standing in a gallery looking at a painting

#5 - Don't be afraid to engage with artists directly and ask questions about their creative process, inspiration, and artistic philosophy. Building relationships with artists can enrich your collecting experience and provide valuable insights into their work.

#6 - Lastly, trust your instincts and follow your passion when making purchasing decisions. Acquiring contemporary Abstract Expressionist art is a deeply personal journey, so choose pieces that speak to you on a visceral and emotional level.

By following these steps, you can embark on a fulfilling journey of acquiring contemporary Abstract Expressionist art that reflects your unique tastes and enriches your life with beauty, inspiration, and creativity.


Pete Stein
Founder, Galerie Stein

Galerie Stein will be presenting several contemporary Abstract Expressionist artists both virtually at and in our gallery in Montreal in 2024.
Contact: Pete Stein at