You needn't have the financial resources or the cunning skill of Thomas Crown to house quality art in your space; all you need is a good eye and a little pocket change. Thanks to PopSugar Shop and 20x200, starting your own art gallery is not only easy, it's affordable. Here's how it works: first you'll browse the wide selection of very chic, mostly modern pieces; then you'll click on the art, print, or photograph that speaks to you most, select your size, and voila, it's on its way. What's even more cool is that every work is accompanied by an artist-signed and numbered certificate, which guarantees you're part of a very elite club. That being said, once something sells out, it's gone forever. So, what are you waiting for? Get started with our $31 for $60 or $60 for $115 offer and begin your collection today. After all, 20x200 believes everyone needs art. We couldn't agree more.
I always tell people, and tell myself, that original artwork is what makes a home your own. The catch is that it often comes with a high price tag, and while student art fairs and flea markets are a great bet for affordable artwork, they'll also take a fair amount of time to visit. If you feel like your walls need artwork to feel "finished" and you need it now, here are a few great resources for affordable artwork that you can order from directly online.
- At this point, you must have heard of 20x200. The online retailer introduces at least two new limited-edition pieces per week, including one photo and one work on paper. Each of these images is available in three sizes. The smallest size is reprinted in the largest batch, at 200 prints, and sold at the lowest price – $20, and the collection includes a range of styles.
- New York-based online gallery The Working Proof releases a new limited-edition print by emerging and established artists each week. Mediums include digital prints, giclee, linocuts, screen prints, and mixed media pieces, and prices seem to range from $30 to $100. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist's choice, and 15 percent of all sales from the piece benefit the chosen cause. Continue reading to find out two more!
- Save 15% off everything + free shipping at Crate & Barrel with the code SAVE15.
- $50 off almost every $250 you spend at Bloomingdale's.
- Free shipping on orders over $75 at Urban Outfitters.
- Free monogramming and shipping on holiday accents and gifts at Pottery Barn.
- 20% off all orders + free shipping at Williams-Sonoma Home through Tuesday.
- 20% off orders of $200 or more at 20x200.com with the code CM200X.
- Free shipping on everything except furniture at West Elm.
Online art dealer 20x200's prices are already fab, but now they're 20 percent more ridiculous. Through Sunday at noon, you can save 20 percent off of your entire order at the limited-edition art print and photograph shop. Just enter the code RIDONK at checkout to snag the deal.
Whatever your budget, there's intriguing artwork at every price point, depending on what size print you order. For example, $20 prints, 10" x 8", are now $16, while $5,000 prints (40" x 50") are now $4,000.
The shop also has a dedicated Last Chance selection of prints which are almost sold out. So take a look at those first. One of my favorites is the Praia Piquinia 04/08/07 16h04 photograph by Christian Chaize, but as I write this there's only one left! Good luck shoppers!
Update: this one is sold out!
20x200 is holding its twice-a-year, sitewide 20 percent More Ridiculous Sale offering all of their already affordable prints (most $20 to $200) for 20 percent less! Also, all $50 prints have been reduced to $40, $200 prints to $160, $500 prints to $400, $2,000 to $1,600, and $5,000 prints to $4,000. But! There's a catch. You must spent a minimum of $40 to qualify for the discount. To snag the deal, you should enter the code RIDONK at checkout. The sale ends Sunday at noon, so act fast! I'm digging this Contact High print by Jeff Lewis.
I've long been a fan of online art site 20x200, so when I saw that it was featuring one of my favorite San Francisco artists, shop owners, and collectors, Lisa Congdon, I knew I had to share this art piece with you. Even better, it would make a great Valentine's Day present for a friend, true love, or family member. (For more of my Valentine's Day ideas, look for the tag Love Shack in the coming days and weeks).
Lovebirds, by Lisa Congdon, is available in three different sizes at price points ranging from $20 to $200 and features two lovely colorful birds roosting next to a vibrant, patchwork home. You can purchase it here. Interested in other Lisa Congdon work? Then check out Lisa's work, available through Chronicle Books. For a limited time, you'll get a 25 percent discount plus free ground shipping on all stationery products, including Lisa's journal and notecards, when you use the promotional code STA10 at check out.
You may have heard of 20x200, an online retailer of limited-edition prints at affordable prices ranging from $20 to $200 (based on size), begun by New York gallerist Jen Bekman. The site, which sells works by both up-and-coming and established artists, gives nearly everyone the ability to afford good art. For that in itself, they deserve a pat on the back. Now, with new prints by Carlo Van de Roer, 20x200 is taking its benevolence to the next level.
Van de Roer's Orb 5 (Long Island, NY) is offered as a new kind of benefit edition. All the profits from sales of the print return directly to Van de Roer, to fund his critically acclaimed (and quite expensive) Portrait Machine Project. Orb 5 is available as an 11-by-14, 16-by-20, or 24-by-30 archival pigment print. It's beautiful, don't you think? If you like this one, you'll also like Orb 3, which pairs wonderfully with this print.
Welcome to my new feature, Gifted, where I suggest home- and garden-related gifts that are chic, economical, and lovely. For my first post, I was inspired by my need to buy a present for some friends who just tied the knot. If you, too, need to purchase a present for some newlywed friends, consider buying them a piece of art. This is the kind of gift that you should probably consider only if you know their taste; if not, it might be best to stick to the registry. However, if you know them fairly well, you can probably pick out a piece of art that the couple will adore. I'm a fan of the site 20x200, which offers affordable, high-quality prints from emerging artists at low prices. This piece, from artist Linzie Hunter, seems like a cute, unsentimental, yet sincere way of telling the newlyweds "Congratulations on finding each other!" With some matting and a simple black frame, this is a gift that will look lovely on any wall in your friends' new shared home.
Prints start at $20, but hurry — there are only 40 left. You can get yours here.
As a furniture enthusiast, as well as an avid flea marketer, I am loving Untitled, Thrift 2006 (0635), by Brian Ulrich, available on the site 20x200. This digital-c print has sold out of the larger available print sizes, but there are still some 10-x-8-inch prints available for $20 each. Throw an Ikea Ribba frame around one of these and you have a smart, sophisticated holiday present for all of those interior decorating junkies in your life.
I love this bird print from Jen Bekman's 20x200 gallery. An archival pigment print, Polly, by Christina Muraczewski ($20), was originally created with acrylic marker and glitter on canvas. While the print itself is perfect for the holidays (there's just something so cozy and wintry about birds in branches), this would look lovely all year round with a thoughtful matting and frame. I've ordered prints from 20x200 before, so I can personally vouch for their quality. Hurry though: There were only 200 of this size printed and fewer than 100 remain!