For as long as anyone can remember, businesses have always invested money in corporate art. In the beginning, this was more of an aesthetic consideration than anything else. Over time, businesses began to view art not only as décor, but also something of a status symbol and began to actively build corporate art collections. In many cases, corporate art collections are used as a way to enhance the image that is projected by the company. It is not uncommon for businesses to invest in buying pieces from local artists rather than seeking out masterpieces from the likes of Da Vinci and Dali.