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7 Tips for Choosing an Abstract Expressionist Artist for Your Collection

on October 23, 2023

Choosing a contemporary Abstract Expressionist artist to add to your collection is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. Here are 7 tips to help guide your selection process:

#1: Research and Explore

Start by immersing yourself in the world of contemporary Abstract Expressionism. Attend gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and online platforms to discover emerging artists and explore a diverse range of styles and techniques. 

people standing in an art gallery looking at paintings

#2: Define Your Aesthetic

Consider your personal taste and aesthetic preferences when selecting an artist for your collection. Do you prefer bold, gestural brushwork or subtle, minimalist compositions? Understanding your aesthetic preferences will help narrow down your options.

#3: Examine the Artist's Body of Work

Take the time to thoroughly examine the artist's portfolio and body of work. Look for consistency in style, technique, and concept across their artworks. Consider how their work resonates with you emotionally and intellectually.

#4: Consider Artistic Vision and Innovation

Evaluate the artist's artistic vision, conceptual depth, and innovation within the Abstract Expressionist genre. Look for artists who push the boundaries of traditional techniques and explore new avenues of expression.

person in an art gallery looking at large paintings

#5: Assess Market Reputation and Recognition

Research the artist's reputation within the art world and their level of recognition. Consider factors such as gallery representation, exhibition history, awards, and critical acclaim. But don't be afraid to support someone new or unknown, the right answer is to go with your heart, you'll never regret a purchase you love. 

#6: Budget and Investment Potential

Determine your budget for acquiring artwork and consider the investment potential of the artist's work. While established artists may command higher prices, emerging artists offer unique opportunities for growth and discovery. And by being a early supporter, you will always have a special relationship with the artist, and the artist with you. 

#7: Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose artwork that resonates with you on a deep, personal level. Collecting art is a subjective experience, so select pieces that inspire and captivate you.

By following these guidelines, you can confidently choose a contemporary Abstract Expressionist artist to enhance your art collection and enrich your life with beauty, creativity, and meaning.


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