Magdalena Lamri (France)
French artist Magdalena Lamri received her Diplôme Des Métiers d’Art from the National School of Applied Arts Olivier de Serres in Paris. Her figurative paintings and drawings juxtapose her realist technique with darker subject matter, often exploring the human body. She describes herself as an artist motivated by sensations rather than ideas, and her aim is to make manifest those feelings in her works. She has exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is the winner of several awards in France for her paintings. You can find out more about her in this short film.
Investing in Art
In the 1960s, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who lived in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, started buying art. They acquired works by emerging artists, not well known but making exciting work, and built up a collection of over 4,000 works, including Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd and Chuck Close. In 1992, they donated it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Buying work by emerging artists, often before they get taken on by galleries, is a great way to start a collection. For each edition of our Invest in Art series our Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson introduces outstanding emerging artists from around the world so that you can be among the first to discover a new art star and acquire works with the potential to rise in value.
One Final Note: There are no guarantees when it comes to buying art and you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by emerging artists is a great way to begin. We hope you enjoy our selection.