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Options Abound: Purchasing Art in the Modern World

Purchasing art for your home or work environment can be overwhelming. It can also take up plenty of time, something many consumers don?t have much of any more. Today, there are several other options available to help buyers find the pieces that speak to them. Online galleries, art websites, daily auctions and listings of regional […]The post Options Abound: Purchasing Art in the Modern World appeared first on Freshome.com.

Displaying art in a grouping gives it major impact. Image: Regionviii.comPurchasing art for your home or work environment can be overwhelming. It can also take up plenty of time, something many consumers don?t have much of any more.Today, there are several other options available to help buyers find the pieces that speak to them. Online galleries, art websites, daily auctions and listings of regional art shows are a few of the choices consumers have now to find and buy art.Minted.com: Carefully curated artThere is help for curating your walls. Image: MintedA favorite among young and rising designers and stylists, it’s hard not to find references to Minted.com pieces in decorating magazines such as HGTV and Domino. Known for offering affordable, innovative and contemporary art, Minted offers pages of stylish inspiration. You can also see examples of its art in popular retailers the website partners with, such as West Elm or Pottery Barn.In addition to art for adults, Minted has a section dedicated to a younger audience. Pieces designed for and appreciated by wee ones are often overlooked or mass produced and often regarded as an afterthought. Not here.Viewers and customers can do more than purchase ? they can have a say on what pieces should be for sale. ?All Minted designs arrive in our competitions from independent artists around the world. This is a live feed of all those designs, arriving now! Click on a design to rate it and help tell us what to sell.?In addition to voting on art, website visitors can tag and identify their favorite pieces and/or artists. For those in love with an artist?s style, there?s a section that allows you to commission an artist directly. The website takes a portion of the fee, but the final price is agreed upon by the artist and purchaser.Should customers wonder how to hang their art or are looking for ideas on how to style their pieces around a room or furnishings, the website also offers style consulting. Beginning with a style quiz, visitors can upload any art they want to include as well as images of the room and/or space. After receiving recommendations, purchasers get a discount for buying art from the website.Etsy.com: Artist shops from across the globeWork directly with artists to find your dream piece of art. Image: Elena’s Art StudioArtists who want to control their own pricing, display, marketing and delivery often choose to show their work on their own mini-website via Etsy.com. It allows artists to become business owners and connects ?thoughtful consumers? with artis...
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