Frequently Asked Questions–Art Collecting For detailed information about any of the subjects below, click on the link. ACQUIRING DECIDING WHAT ART TO BUY: What is a good investment that will give me lasting pleasure? Or: How does my institution start collecting? DECIDING WHEN TO BUY ART: What’s the best time to buy? AUTHENTICITY: What’s fake? How can I tell? DETERMINING VALUE: What’s my budget? What’s art worth? PURCHASING: How can I get the best value when acquiring art? STEWARDSHIP/FRAMING ART: How can I get art framed (or put on a pedestal) and installed so it looks great, and stays safe for my lifetime and future generations? LETTING GO SELLING: How can I get top dollar and feel good about where it’s going? DONATING: What is the best home for my art? And how can I be sure to get that tax deduction? DOWNSIZING: How can I move with the best stuff for my next adventure? How do I make my clothes closet an oasis of calm and joy?