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Where do you buy pictures/art?

(11 Posts)
LynetteScavo Sun 31-Mar-13 20:07:36

I'm not looking for original an Van Gough, but want something nicer than an Ikea print.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 31-Mar-13 20:11:18

art college end of year shows if you want one-off originals, exhibitions at little local galleries for a numbered print, or order online from the tate or other big galleries for a decent poster print of a lesser known piece

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 31-Mar-13 20:12:57
CointreauVersial Sun 31-Mar-13 20:16:13

Local art exhibitions. Shops and galleries when we're on holiday.

The most we've paid is £350; we saw the artist's work at an exhibition, but the paintings were already sold, so we tracked him down, visited him at home and bought a painting from him directly.

scurryfunge Sun 31-Mar-13 20:18:11

I've bought a few from local art exhibitions- anything from £50 to £200. Just buy what you like.

LynetteScavo Sun 31-Mar-13 20:58:31

I'll have a look out for art exhibitions. Looking on line is sooo difficult to tell what the picture is like in RL.

DieWilde13 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:59:24

pickledraisins Tue 02-Apr-13 20:21:22

Sorry I'm no good at links, but Achica has great affordable and unusual art is worth a look. I just bought a nice little watercolour for £30 and a beautiful hand thrown salad bowl.

these are lovely & you can zoom in to see better. I wasn't disappointed when I saw the real thing...
click here
Mine's a Bantam! A limited edition too smile

craftycottontail Sat 06-Apr-13 10:58:01 (UK equivilent of Etsy) has some nice stuff too - lot of dross, but some good too!

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