Just because a piece of art is a print, does not mean it’s bad! Many well-respected artists, including Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Durer, Marc Chagall and Andy Warhol (to name just a few) have done extensive work with printmaking. Printmaking is a viable medium all its own with a varied history and some intriguing styles.
Estate sales can be a fantastic source to find unexpected, original and beautiful artwork. If you’re interested in purchasing artwork it can be helpful – but not always easy – to be able to tell the difference between prints and paintings or drawings or even to identify different kinds of prints.
Decorating your home on a budget doesn’t have to mean skimping on art. While you probably won’t be heading out to any fancy art auctions to pick up a one of a kind piece, you definitely have a ton of options when it comes to acquiring cheap art that complements your style and your space.
I’m looking to buy art for my walls. I want original paintings, not prints. Affordable – less than $500 each, maybe significantly less. In addition to eBay, where do you go? The key piece of art I’m looking for needs to be rather large, for a big open wall.