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Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

Mia Shulman is a lifestyle writer and managing editor of HGTV.ca.

 

6 Great Places to Buy Art Online

Posted by Mia Shulman, Managing Editor Friday, January 18, 2013 10:20 AM EDT

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Art-Picasso-War and Peace_Society6-Soliz-Stay ClassyPicasso, “War and Peace” (Art); Jordan Soliz, “Stay Classy” (Society6)

 

You don’t need to be a docent to score a great work of art. We’ve uncovered a treasure trove of online options to fill your empty walls. Whether you’re on the hunt for a statement piece, quirky photography, colourful prints or even a one-of-a-kind sculpture, your masterpiece is just a click away.

 

20x200
With a great range of paintings, photography and designs, and an even greater range of prices ($24 and up), 20x200 is a go-to for interesting art when you’re on a tighter budget and in need of several pieces.

Favourites include Sharon Montrose for nursery-worthy animal photography [pictured, below] and Jennifer Sanchez’s colourful graffiti-inspired paintings.

 

20x200-Montrose-Three DucklingsSharon Montrose, “Three Ducklings” (20x200)

 

Art
This site offers a plethora of artwork, but unlike the wild, creative minds of artists, the site is incredibly organized for easy browsing that won’t overwhelm even the most amateur art collector. Look for originals by up-and-coming artists or purchase a reproduction of your favourite from the Louvre, Art.com has it all. 

We love Erwin Blumenfeld’s collection of vintage Vogue covers. Then again, who could say no to a Picasso in their home? [pictured, top of post]

 

Etsy
Though it takes a bit of digging, Etsy is home to thousands of incredible artists, making it a great place to find one-of-a-kind art. It’s also a great way to support up and coming artists and establishes relationships with your favourites. Consider yourself a patron of the arts!

Check out Mahzer & Vee for colourful, quirky sculptures [pictured, below] and Studio KMO for papercut maps that would look wicked on a colourful wall.

 

Etsy-Mahzer and Vee-David Bust in Pistachio GreenMahzer & Vee, “David Bust in Pistachio Green” (Etsy)

 

IKEA
OK, so you’re not exactly buying an original with IKEA. Still, if you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive fix to fill your white walls, there are numerous great options for a steal.

Get your hands on a VILSHULT aerial view of Manhattan [pictured, below] or a calming PJÄTTERYD nature scene.

 

IKEA-VILSHULT-Manhattan, New York, 1961“Manhattan, New York, 1961” (IKEA)

 

Society6
Great for finding up and comers, Society6 allows new artists to post their work for purchase and voting. The most popular artists get bumped to the homepage.

We love the hilarious Jordan Soliz “Stay Classy” print of Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy [pictured, top of post]and inspiring prints from Zach Terrell.

 

MoMA Store
Leave it to one of the world’s greatest galleries to have one of the world’s greatest selections of prints online. The well-curated collection makes choosing one a breeze; if it’s good enough for the MoMA, it’s good enough for your living room!

Scope out a reproduction of Robert Indian’s famous “LOVE” print or Mark Rothko’s “Untitled (Blue, Yellow and Green)”.

 

MoMA-Rothko-UntitledMark Rothko, “Untitled (Blue, Yellow and Green)” (MoMA Store)

 

 

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Topics: IKEA, MoMA, Society6, Art, 20x200, Etsy, Online Art

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