Who said you had to be a millionaire to have a decent art collection?
Sprucing up your new, or already existing, apartment or home is never easy—or affordable, for that matter. Once you’ve spent your entire life savings on furniture, the last thing you want to do is shell out another grand or two (or three or four) on art to fill your painstakingly stark white walls. While we’ve already educated you guys on how to start an art collection, we now want to talk affordable art, because, I mean, we’d still like to treat ourselves to our weekly Sweetgreen.
To figure out an affordable way to go about buying art, we turned to interior designer and art advisor Sarah Paul. She has sat on the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Committee since 2008 and was this year’s co-chair of Toronto’s well-known Power Ball gala, so it’s safe to say she knows what she is talking about. Paul says: “Collecting art and design is more than acquiring objects for investment or decoration—these pieces become part of a family’s history and part of the fabric which is their daily lives.” We like the sound of that. Herein, ten pieces of reasonably priced art you should purchase immediately.
“Jean-Michel Basquiat is a favorite of famous collectors like Leonardo DiCaprio, but his paintings can cost as much as $110,000,000! In buying a museum print, you can communicate your good taste, train your eye, and save a few bucks at the same time.”