Buying Art-How to Tell Good Art from Bad
It is more a matter of public opinion or popularity, rather than the skill of the artist. It would be wise to consult a qualified art appraiser in this instance. We have all seen reports of art selling for millions, but personally questioned its quality. Does it really matter if people want it enough to own it? In this case good = critical opinion, nothing more.
It’s all relative.
If you are buying to decorate your space you may be more interested in color size and style so as to compliment the rest of the room.
Can you put a realistic piece in a modern room? Absolutely! An abstract in a rustic or vintage setting? Of course, in fact that can be a really cool contrast and make a big statement in a room. It’s all about buying something you love, you are drawn to or that speaks to you in some way.
Does the classical music critic think the latest hit on the pop charts is well written? Probably not, but does that keep you from belting it out in the shower? It is clearly good enough.
In the end, consider it good if you like it enough to want it around.