Whether you’re dealing with the bare walls of a new home or looking to add a little color to your existing space, art and wall décor are key elements in cultivating personality for your rooms. EPiC has embarked on a 3 part series to help you curate your walls on a budget. The first post takes you on our quest to find the chicest prints available online (we stick to prints since this medium tends to hit a lower price point than paintings, but still produces beautiful results!). We found many great sites both small and large that suit all styles, and below is a list of our favorite finds all under $500.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for parts 2 and 3 of our Curate Your Walls! Cheap and Chic series. Cheap and Chic: Objet D'Art shows you the best places to find unique art objects for your walls, from decorative plates to animal-head sculptures, and Cheap and Chic: Art Installation walks you through arranging your pieces in a unique and visually stunning salon-style gallery wall.
Don’t forget to check out EPiC’s Pinterest for more of our art finds!
TWENTY DOLLARS AND UNDER
Frances Lab is a Brooklyn-based print shop selling a range of “custom illustrated greeting cards, stationery and decorative prints.” Turn one of their lovely silk-screen note cards, like this hand-printed image of the Chrysler Building, into a work of art by framing it in a minimalist black frame with a black mat. The simple yet striking science-book inspired Geo Note Card —a steal at $18 for a set of 6—works nicely as a framed suite.
See the Hammerpress entry in the $20-60 section for prints ranging from $2.50 to $50.
TWENTY TO SIXTY DOLLARS
Happy Red Fish is studio run by Amsterdam-based artist Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen. Vardimon-van Heummen makes amazing hand-threaded print and collage art, and both originals and prints can be purchased at his online store. His art often features images of weathered homes combined with geological or biological elements, like collaged minerals and crystals. Prints range from $30 to $45 depending on the size (8.26” x 11.75” and 11.69” x 16.53”, respectively), but it’s also possible to purchase the stunning originals for prices ranging from $150 to $510.
Hammerpress is a print shop based in Kansas City, Missouri making everything from postcards to calendars to high-quality art prints. The common vein running through their wide variety of products is a tongue-in-cheek, vintage-inspired aesthetic paired with bold graphic design. If you’re looking for something with a visual punch in a larger size and are willingly to spend a little more, look to the Loteria Art Print Set (set of 5 is $125 but they also sell individually for $35 each).
Additional notable print shops selling art in the $30 to $60 range:
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS +
Additional sites for high-end art prints:
Exhibition A offers art enthusiasts the opportunity to build their fine art collections on a budget. Both Limited and Open Edition prints from well-known contemporary artists are avaliable for purchase, and can be narrowed down by category, artist, color, and price. One stunning print available on their site now is this 50-unit limited edition piece by Lowell Boyers for $175.
Art Space’s tagline is “Insider Access to the World’s Best Art," and with a wealth of prints by Andy Warhol and Alex Katz available for immediate purchase, that statement is no exaggeration! Art Space works hard to make fine art by both recognized artists and rising stars accessible for purchase online at affordable prices. Among the many beautiful prints for purchase include this surrealist-inspired photograph by Sharon Haskell available for only $250 (edition of 50), and a seven-color screen print by Fred Tomaselli for $350 each (edition of 200).
Happy print shopping! Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of our Curate Your Walls! Cheap and Chic series on art objects for the wall and salon-style gallery wall art instillation.
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