Where to get the best affordable art online.

Here are some of my favourite online sources for original artworks, photography and prints.  We can all agree that no room is complete without art, so wheather you’re buying for yourself  or just out for an original gift, it’s about to get exciting !

 

Society6 : Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor florals, nature scenes, and abstracts can be had for as little as 20eur.

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‘A certain kind of magic’ by LouiJouverArt

 

SaatchiArt : Original works, which include photography, collage, painting, and sculpture, start at 200eur, and limited-edition prints at 90eur.

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‘Ink on Paper 289’ by Frederic Belaubre

 

Artfinder : The site sorts its offerings by both style and medium, making it easy to browse the more than 200,000 pieces (including abstract paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, and digital art), all of which are signed by the artist. Prices start at 30eur.

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‘Sharp’ by Ann Zhuleva

 

Paper Collective : The company collaborates with artists, designers, and illustrators to create prints, posters, cards, and accessories that are certified eco-friendly with a seal from the Danish government. On top of that, 10 percent of the sale proceeds for each work goes to a charity of the artist’s choosing.

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‘Resting Feet’ by Julie Pilke

 

20×200 : Their goal is to provide art for everyone. The 1,000 editions the site has produced so far range from 30eur to 10,000eur and each is produced exclusively for 20×200.

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‘Ablution, from The Barking Wall’ by Brendan George Ko

 

Sarvisalo, A Contemporary Art Hot Spot

Sarvisalo really caught my eye ! Anita and Poju Zabludowicz, are, through their collection, putting this tiny Finnish island on the map. They have been collecting art since 1994 and today, they own around 6,000 pieces by 600 young and emerging artists, with whom they collaborate on exhibitions, residencies and commissions in Sarvisalo, London and Las Vegas.

The Zabludowiczs’ homes on Sarvisalo comprise Suvinkunta, a cluster of houses and workshops acting as the hub for the residency; Herman’s, a 17th century manor house and “art barn” in the island’s main village of Härkäpää; and the Carpenter’s House, which offers further workshops and secondary buildings.

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Anita Zabludowicz in front of Richard Wood’s Stone Clad Cottage (Bredvik), Sarvisalo, Finland. Picture – David Bebber

Since 2010 Zabludowicz Collection has initiated an international residency programme for invited artists on the island of Sarvisalo in Loviisa, Finland.The residency programme offers an open-ended and discursive environment for the production of art. Artists and practitioners from many disciplines spend up to a month researching and working on the island, sometimes producing works that remain in situ, or using the time to develop future projects and collaborations.

The Zabs, as insiders refer to them, occupy an unusual niche in the art world, given their focus on emerging and midcareer artists. “They really support artists before they break through,” says curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. “It’s a form of patronage.”

“Their openings attract a very young crowd that you don’t see at every other opening; there’s this informality,” says their friend Simon de Pury, the former chairman of the auction house Phillips de Pury & Company. “

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Nicolas Deshayes, Keith Tyson, Caragh Thuring, Erin and Sam Falls, Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, and Olafur Eliasson 
and his daughter Alma, with Schieleren (Smears), 2010, by Franz West.

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Stella Hamberg in the forest at Suvikunta, with her Berserker 1, 2007. Photography by Jason Schmidt

 

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Adam McEwen’s Hare Swing, 2009. Photography by Jason Schmidt

For more Information : http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/  &  https://vimeo.com/47161217

 

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