It’s an overused statement, but you can do this, you can learn about art, discover what you love, acquire a painting, print or other artistic piece, and place it in your home.
Where to start: Online. Look at homes for sale that have been styled and staged to look great. Visit museum and gallery websites and pay attention to the type of art that appeals to you.
You can find art for sale at galleries, art studios, foundations, estates, art fairs and benefit auctions. Original pieces of art, from blue-chip works to hard-to-value pieces from emerging artists, are also offered through online marketplaces.
Some galleries and marketplaces let you pay for art over time. Some have arrangements with Affirm, a lender that lets you pay in three, six or 12 monthly installments at a fee you’ll see before you check out (from 0% to 30% based on your credit score).
Here are online sources for art:
Artsy, an online art brokerage, lets you see what’s on view at galleries, auctions, art fairs and museums as well as find artists (Banksy to Anish Kapoor, Paul Oxborough to Soonik Kwon), and bid or purchase online paintings, sculptures, photographs or prints. Find contemporary art, post-war (1945-1970), Impressionist and modern, pre-20th century or street art. Works range in price from less than $200 to more than $1 million. You can also sell your art collection (receive a free evaluation). Sign up to receive information about personalized artwork recommendations, fair previews, articles and more.
Artfinder, an art marketplace, connects independent artists to people wanting to find and buy original art based on their taste and budget. Learn how to commission an artist to create something just for you, or build a print collection. Be inspired by décor ideas for the hallway to the bedroom or office. Subscribe to the newsletter and take 10% off your first purchase.
Etsy artists and sellers make is easy to hunt through thousands of one-of-a-kind or vintage printable pieces of art, including ones you can request be customized. Instantly download them after checkout. Print, frame and hang an antique landscape painting ($6.99) or a midcentury geometric abstract watercolor print ($4.35, was $7.25).
Fine Art America lets you buy canvas prints, framed prints, wood prints, metal prints and posters online. You can also decorate your home with art-print pillows, phone cases and linens, and help support artists. See images as wide-reaching as humorous and heartfelt illustrations by The Saturday Evening Post artist Norman Rockwell to celebrity and lifestyle photography by George “Slim” Aarons as seen in Life, Vogue and Town & Country magazines. Sign up for priority access to special promotions, upcoming events, and discount codes.
1stdibs has original art for sale by Trevor Waugh, Anuk Naumann, Sophie Harden, Jessica Brown and Garth Bayley.
Minted sells limited-edition art pairs and sets created by independent artists. Runs are limited to 350 prints per size and color. View art virtually in your room while you shop with a free augmented reality art tool. Enter your email to receive 20% off your first order.
Saatchi Art sells painting, photography, drawings, sculpture and prints as well as supports virtual art fairs. See the best-sellers of 2020. Take 15% off 1,500 originals with the code NEWARTIST15.
Society6 allows artists to sell their original designs imprinted on an array of different products. Search wall art, art prints, wall tapestries and more. Discover Black artists.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072