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Picks of the Week: Splurges

March 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This week’s picks are a wish list of sorts. Every piece makes my heart skip a beat. Even though this group has some pretty hefty price tags, I fully believe every piece is worth it.

Picks from Junc Gallery, LeBasse Projects, ThinkSpace and Walker Contemporary.

Picks of the Week: Adventure Prints!

March 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

This week’s picks are from etsy and little paper planes.

Check out more of my favorite etsy finds.

Picks of the Week: photography!

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

This week’s theme is photography, an area I am admittedly still learning to navigate. One of the tough questions when buying photography is whether the artist intends to sell additional prints and how that affects the long-term value of the photograph. When you buy an original painting or drawing, you own the only “original,” but this is rarely the case when buying a photograph. In overly-simplified terms, the more copies of the photograph sold or made available, the less valuable your photograph is. Therefore, if you’re looking to purchase a single-copy or very limited edition, you should expect to pay much more.

Putting aside the question of retained value, the fact that photographs come in editions is also one of it’s strengths: photographs can be produced in a variety of sizes, and therefore, prices. Keep in mind that many photographers accept requests for alternate sizing.

Picks are from 20×200, etsy and print society.

Picks of the Week- Flickr Favs IV

February 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Bringing you some of my new favorites from Flickr. Full list here. For availability please contact artists directly.

Picks of the Week: Best of ETA 7

February 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

An awesome, enormous (sorry!) and VERY affordable show featuring work by a diverse group of North American artists. The show starts this Thursday but everything is already available online. Below are my picks.

Picks of the Week: Treeees

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments