There have been so much wordiness already this week… I will try to be brief today :) Here is a little round-up of good places to find ‘affordable’ artwork for sale online…
There are so many more… the internet is a big place! Anyway this is a selection of my favourites.
Tiny Show Case is an online gallery that specialises in artwork that is, well – tiny. This idea is such a simple approach to the problem of affordability. The solution – encouraging artists to create smaller pieces of artwork. The result – limited edition artworks for the price of a book or CD. Genius!
Each week a new piece of tiny artwork is selected and turned into a limited-run print production. Each run is printed on archival Hahnemühle German Printmaking Paper. The archival ink is specially treated and sprayed, giving it an archival lifespan of over 60 years.
Also, its worth mentioning that Tiny Show Case structures their pricing so that a percentage of the money from each print sold is donated to a charity chosen by the artist! win win and win.
Some Tiny Show Case current favourites below:
ghostpatrol – Bear in Socks and Gloves
4.35″ x 6″ print from original artwork
limited edition of 100
5″ x 7″ digital print of original artwork
limited edition of 100
I have only recently discovered Tin Lark gallery. They’re based in California, and they represent a great range of emerging American artists… including a couple of my favourites – Laura Normandin, Saelee Oh and Scott David Johnson. To be honest I am not sure if Tin Lark sell through their website… I was positive they had an online shop section, but now I think perhaps I was imagining things. Anyway… there are some beautiful pieces on the site if you browse through the artists work… I’m sure if you emailed them they could arrange shipping etc. They have such lovely things I couldn’t leave them out!
(Right) Painted Bottle Series: Hair, Grater, Ironing
Board, Burr Pod, Skirt and Livestock
I find Etsy hard to navigate sometimes… there is a lot to wade through before you get to the really good stuff! But perseverance is the key… there are some fantastic craftspeople and artists selling through Etsy… and they often sell a mix of original works, limited edition prints, open edition digital prints etc etc. A few Etsy goodies below:
photograph – 8″x8″
Digital print of an original gouache drawing – 8.5″ x 11″
…and even the super-famous UK paper-cut artist extraordinaire Rob Ryan is on Etsy!
Handprinted 3 colour screen print, printed on “Heritage Woodfree” paper.
Approx image size – 280mm x 410mm
Edition of 20.
Artstream Studios is another online gallery and shop with a good selection of original art and limited edition works for sale at very reasonable prices. Examples Below:
Kristof – from the very popular Bearded Men series
Digital print – limited edition of 10
6.25″ x 5.5″ in size
Works from the Pieces of Mama’s Letters series.
US $225.00 each