Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist
I would spend my £5,000 on a limited Edition by the Japanese Contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama (born 1929).
I would choose one of her objects series, perhaps a Tea Set (below), or a group of mini pumpkins (opposite). They are all colourful, tactile, fun, attractive, look great on display and invite curiosity. Plus, they offer an investment opportunity, as Kusama’s work has an international appeal and great originality. Not only is her work recognisable, but it also proves to be a strong international brand.
Her work comes up for sale all the time, is widely available and sells well around the world. This is of key importance with art investment; the more countries you can sell in the better your chances are of some financial uplift on your purchase price.
I have chosen a few examples which I would buy in a heartbeat.