But would be collectors need not enter that stratosphere to begin collecting art. Prints are a wonderful, and more affordable way to move into collecting artwork from your favorite artists. But one must be educated about what you are buying...many things are labeled as prints that are merely mass produced posters that may or may not have even been signed. Prints are originals whereas posters are not even if they are signed...they are still mass produced posters.
Spend your money wisely. Do your research. Ask an artist. Buy what you like not just what might increase in value.