Mar/Apr 2019 edition
Issue #4 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
If “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” then I believe that “art is in the soul of the beholder”. What causes a person to warm to one painting, and yet someone else be completely cold to it? That’s what makes art exciting, it’s not a science.
As this magazine is dedicated to collectors of automobilia it has made my job a lot easier. Rather than talk about an infinite list of art and artists, it has already culled the herd for me. However, the remaining herd is still pretty mind boggling. With literally thousands of different automobile art pieces out there. Where as a collector do you start?
Let’s first deal with the collector who is really an investor. Over the years, I’ve had clients who didn’t know a road car from a race car, a Model T from a GT40. Their interest was purely in the artist and the reasonable chance of an increase in value. Let the buyer beware!
Steve Austin, the owner of Steve Austin's Automobilia and Travel, is one of those fortunate people whose work is an extension of his love of art, cars and motor racing!