GREAT ONLINE ART SOURCES FOR CHEAP

posted by on 2016.12.03, under Art
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Artwork can change the look of a room entirely. A series of prints hung above a bed or sofa completes a room. Large, bold posters bring a dull hallway to life. The internet has some excellent resources for finding one of a kind prints for any taste. Here are some go-to sources for insanely good deals.

1. ETSY

Etsy is a great resource for handmade art. This selected artist offers unique prints on pages torn from a ‘turn of the century era Deutsch-English dictionary.’ Just see how good they look in these salvaged flea market frames. Check her store for literally hundreds to choose from.

Vintage Book Page Art Print from Dreamery Studio on Etsy, $8.50 for 1, $25.50 for set of 4

2. eBay

Posters today lack the appeal they had back in the day, the reason why a lot of great ones are so valuable and hard to find. Luckily, there are plenty of vintage reproductions that will give you the same look. Search vintage poster, and you’re bound to find something you love for as low as $5. FIVE DOLLARS!

There is a huge selection of vintage repro movie and travel posters, like this Rosemary’s Baby Polish cinema poster…

Rosemary’s Baby Vintage Repro Poster 13×19, $3.99

…or this London Underground advert, originally done in 1924.

Vintage Poster "Brightest London" 18x24

Vintage Repro Poster “Brightest London” 18×24, $5.99

3. Society 6

The Society 6 Shop is loaded with insanely colorful prints made by uber-talented artists. Virtually anything you’ll find will make you wonder what drugs the artist was taking when creating these gorgeous works of art. Fund their habit by purchasing one of your faves, here are some of mine (bonus, prints can also be purchased as ipod/iphone/laptop skins, clothing, etc).

the cage by Cappellosenzatesta Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 22″, $25

Darklands by Katty Bouthier Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 22″, $26

flaminGOAT by Brian Cook Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 20″, $33.28

4. 20×200

20×200 is an affordable art site curated by Jen Bekman, an NYC-based gallerist who supports emerging artists. All prints are limited edition exclusives. I adore this photograph of a rare African parrot from a series by Luke Stephenson, The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds. The best prints from this series are selling out, so snag this one up fast if you dig it.

Lovebird #6 by Luke Stephenson edition of 200, 8×10 $20

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2015, AND HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTO FIX

posted by on 2016.04.20, under Art
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This weekend we attended the AIPAD 2015 show at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. We love all the art shows in New York, but this one strictly focuses on photography – both contemporary and classic, and we couldn’t get enough.

Sandy Skoglund’s trashy photos, like this Reflection in a Mobile, glorifies the Mobile Home and makes us want a wall-to-wall pink bathroom just like this one

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund, Reflection in a Mobile Home

 

Get the look with this ombre pink shower curtain from Amazon.

This was the only Miles Aldridge photo spotted at the show, but its glorious colors and juicy texture were so satisfying that any more would be overkill.

Miles Aldridge, 3-D 2010

 

Get your fix with this Rizzoli book of his work. With 250+ pages of pop-off-the-page neon fashion photographs, your eyes will be recovering for days.

 

Flip Schulke’s “Ali In The Water” was one of our favorite photos at the show…

Flip Schulke, Ali in the Water

Flip Schulke, Ali in the Water

 

…and to our surprise, we found a poster version available on Amazon.

We spotted a healthy amount of old and new imagery produced by dying photographic processes, like tintypes, polaroids, and daguerrotypes…

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Daguerrotypes

Tom Bianchi, polaroid from Fire Island

Tom Bianchi, polaroid from Fire Island

 

"Trick" gelatin silver photograph, unknown photographer, early 1900s

“Trick” gelatin silver photograph, unknown photographer, early 1900s

Several of these are so rare and delicate that they can be priced in the tens of thousands, but you can get your fix with these gorgeous books instead…

FREE STUFF FROM 20×200! PLUS ART TO MATCH YOUR FURNITURE

posted by on 2016.03.01, under Art, Giveaways
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We are big fans of 20×200 here at The Frugal Materialist. If you caught our post on great online art sources for cheap, you know their ‘art for everyone’ philosophy goes hand in hand with our ‘interior design for all’ schtick.

The official 20x200 Armory Art Fair Survival Kit. All this could be yours.

To celebrate their participation at the Pulse Art Fair during Armory Arts Week March 3-6 in NY, 20×200 is generously offering our lovely readers a chance to win this free goodie tote bag and a free one-day ticket to Pulse! Just tell us your favorite work of art on 20×200.com in the comment section at the end of this post or on our facebook page and we’ll choose 3 winning responses!

To get a firsthand look at the gorgeous art offered by 20×200 and Jen Bekman Gallery at Pulse NYC, visit the b-4 booth:

· Location:
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (btw. 6th and 7th avenue)
Booth #b-4
· Dates and times:
Thursday, March 3: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, March 4 + Saturday, March 5: noon–8 p.m.
Sunday, March 6: noon–5 p.m.
· 20×200 Contact: 212-367-9745
www.20×200.com, www.jenbekman.com


So, what’s in the bag? Tons of free goodies to help you navigate the art overload that’s going to take over NYC during Armory Week, including maps, an illustrated guide to all of Armory’s satellite art fairs, Time Out magazine, tote bag, West Elm tape measure, breath fresheners for schmoozing, chips n’ coffee to hold you down during the events, and more.

We paired some of our latest 20×200 favorites with affordable furniture below…

This perfectly exposed and composed print by Bert Teunissen is reminiscent of Lee Friedlander’s “America by Car” series, except better.

BG-0004 by Bert Teunissen

Hang it above this industrial carbon desk and it’s a match made in heaven if you ask me.

CB2 go-cart carbon desk, $149.00

If you’re a fan of color and cake, this print has your name written all over it.

Confections (adorned) #14 by Amy Stevens

Paired with this glossy candy-colored office chair, the two bring out the best in each other.

Task Office Chair in Pink , $59.87

You, yes you, can own a real William Wegman for $100.

Game Board by William Wegman

Combined with this classy button tufted settee from West Elm, your new Wegman will look like you spent way more money on it.

Elton Settee, $699

Contest will end and comments will close at 11 p.m. ET, March 2, 2011. One entry per email address please.

SCULPTUREIFFIC

posted by on 2014.02.27, under Accessorizing, Art
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Furnishing a space is always first priority, but choosing what artwork to display is equally important. Switching out your art is also one of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room. Sculpture takes that one step further, a bonus design element that adds another dimension to any space.

I must admit I thought I had enough with the taxidermy trend, but then I discovered the White Faux Taxidermy shop on Etsy. I could spend hours looking through their whimsical (and reasonably priced) designs. Unconventional animals in an endless array of colors make for the ultimate wall sculpture.

Hang this jackalope in white and gold over an entryway.

Gold Glitter Antlers

Jackalope with Gold Glitter Antlers, $65

 

Go nuts with this hot pink unicorn.

Magical Pink Unicorn Head

Magical Pink Unicorn Head, $100

 

Or go with the black resin faux bison head for a totally cool look.

Black Resin Buffalo/Bison Skull Head, $60

Black Resin Buffalo/Bison Skull Head, $60

 

Your lonely desk is begging for this pair of sleek black onyx obelisk sculptures. They remind me of the object in Led Zeppelin’s Presence, if you’re into that sorta thing.

Handcrafted Onyx 'Black Towers' Obelisk Sculptures

Handcrafted Onyx ‘Black Towers’ Obelisk Sculptures, $50

 

Some sculptures can also be hung from the ceiling, adding another layer to an often overlooked area. The Guggenheim museum shop carries a nice selection of mobiles, which remind me of Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures.

I’m partial to the Futura Mobile, designed by Ole Flenstead in 1970 to “resemble sick black planets in harmony with their smaller, orbiting red moons.”

Futura Mobile by Flensted

Futura Mobile by Flensted @ GuggenheimStore, $75

 

The kid at heart will love the LED Prey Model construction toy. With 16 buildable bug models in one kit, have a blast rebuilding your light up sculpture whenever you feel like it. This thing looks like fun for all ages, but displays like a piece of art suitable for grownups.

LED Prey Model Kit, $40

LED Prey Model Kit, $40

 

If you have a sculpture you’re especially proud of, maybe it deserves its own pedestal. I like this Reflection Pedestal from ZGallerie (they also happen to have a nice selection of sculptural pieces). Place it in an empty corner for instant pizazz and an interior design-y feel.

Reflection Pedestal, $130

Reflection Pedestal, $130

 

No matter your taste or style, there is a sculpture out there for you.  Get creative, don’t be afraid to get a little weird, and most of all, have fun!

(and send me a pic when you hang your new Tiffany blue moose head)…

originally posted on ibby.com

LIFE IN 3D

posted by on 2012.10.09, under Accessorizing, Art
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When you think of art for your home, what comes to mind? Paintings? Photography?  When it comes to art, try thinking of three dimensional options. Adding sculptures to your space is a great way to add dynamic artwork while keeping you walls uncluttered.

If the mention of porcelain makes you think of your grandmother’s collection of creepy dolls, it’s time to change your opinion with the ginger root sculpture from LEIF. It’s minimalistic look and pastel color scheme is a great way to add a feminine touch to your space.  55.00 at Leif.com

Ginger Root Sculpture

 

Another porcelain beauty is this silver Buddha head. Its shiny appearance adds some glam while Buddha helps bring peace and serenity. 39.99 at lampsplus.com

Silver Finish Large Buddha Head Sculpture

Silver Finish Large Buddha Head Sculpture

 

The design geek in all of you will appreciate these miniatures of iconic and influential furniture such as the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Panton chair by Verner Panton and the LCW chair by Charles Eames.  119.00 for a pack of 9 at Chiasso.com.

mod mini chair sculptures - set of 9

mod mini chair sculptures – set of 9

 

Currently typography is a huge trend with it comes to interiors. Molded sign language sculptures from Etsy take the trend one step farther. Available in an endless combination of colors. 73.00 for a set of 8.

Sign Language Sculptures

 

Collapsible stars from Design Within Reach not only a add a geometric element to the space, it also adds and interactive conversation piece. $55.25-$136.

Foldable Star Sculptures

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