MadManOriginal wrote:Go to local art galleries, art exhibits, art association shows, and other such under the radar places. Unless you are in an area completely devoid of culture, and where I am I would say that's not far off but I can still find these things with good art, you will be able to find some good original art that doesn't break the bank.
vargis14 wrote:If you live in NYC or close to it there is a woman who does some fantastic art in around 5-10 minutes with spray paint, some basic tools and some amazing tricks to make them look amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIgFAXcdVAI This is one of the many videos out there of her painting....now finding her is another story, perhaps some more googling.
The Egg wrote:At the risk of making myself look incredibly dumb, I've got a very basic question:
Where do people go to find good artwork?
I'm not talking about classical masterpieces, stuff by big names, or stuff of a certain style. I'm just looking for crazy/cool/unique art by amateur or relatively unknown artists that won't break the bank. As long as I like what I see, I don't much care. I did happen to find a couple cool things at Comicon last year (first time I'd been there), but the vast majority of the stuff didn't appeal to me (superheroes and such).
So where do you guys go to find your wall art? Should I be searching online for "art expos" or "art conventions"? If so, any in particular? How about a good place to look on a day-to-day basis?
What made me cringe is that he was doing that five feet from a street curb, and there was a limo parked right behind him. That artist might find himself at break-even when the rental company decides to charge him for the detail shop's time and materials.
The Egg wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I've been hesitant to do much online, because artwork and such can appear very different in person. There are probably plenty of exhibits and shows around (I'm just outside Chicago), I just didn't really know where to begin looking for them. I also wanted to avoid walking in somewhere that all the artwork was 4-5 figures.
morphine wrote:I'd just suggest scouring Deviantart and other similar sites, finding stuff you like, then either buying prints from the artists, or high-resolutions download so you can roll your own at a print shop.