Ask a Curator: Which New Artists Should I Invest In?
When it comes to investing, getting in on the ground floor of something that turns out to be big is the ultimate goal. But if stocks and startups aren’t your thing, you can always consider a more aesthetically pleasing avenue: art. Buying pieces by up-and-coming new artists can be one of the most effective ways to get the highest resale value for your art pieces. We looked to Senior Curator Brittany Gersh for the top emerging artists to buy now to get the best return on your investment.
Caris Reid exudes the three qualities you want in an artist; according to Gersh, “She’s creative, intuitive, and forward thinking. Her ability to produce new, inventive work while continuing to build from one series to the next suggests she’ll be around for many years to come.”
Reid has “exhibited at some of the most cutting-edge New York galleries, such as Sargent’s Daughters and Leo Koenig Projekte. She has also received mention in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vogue Japan among many others.” Reid’s art is currently in group shows at Longhouse Projects and SEASON in Seattle.
Represented by Greene Naftali, Jacqueline Humphries’ work is currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art and is also included in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Whitney and Tate Modern. “Her larger pieces sell for upwards of $50K, but the price points for her smaller works are more accessible,” says Gersh. “Given the acclaim and recent auction prices for her work, investing in her pieces is a very safe bet for any art collector.”
Not only is Jenna Gribbon a rising artist in her own right, she’s also created a cultural refuge for a community of creatives in New York. Along with her husband, Julian Tepper, Gribbon started The Oracle Club, a collaborative space for artists to transform the way they work and grow their careers. Exhibited at many of the same galleries as Caris Reid, including Sargent’s Daughter and Leo Koenig Projekte, Jenna Gribbon has also been published in Interview Magazine, W Magazine and Vogue.com.