This time of year, many of our clients are looking to give the gift of art, or treat themselves after earning that holiday bonus. Here is our 2016 guide with examples of the work you have to choose from in the wide range of fine art available.
If you're looking for a small, inexpensive add-on for the art-lover on your list, a framed print is the best option.
At this price range, you can either find larger high-quality editioned prints, or start shopping originals. Works on paper are most common under $500, and with a nice frame, can be a great addition to someone's art collection.
$500 - $1,500
Above $500, you can kickstart someone's collection with a small painting or sculpture.
$1,500 - $3,000
Above $1,500, a variety of sizes and mediums become available. If you really want a larger work to fill someone's empty wall or furnish their new home, look into supporting an emerging artist. Mid-sized framed photography prints are also an excellent option.
$3,000 - $8,000
In the mid-thousands, moderately-sized works and a wider range of sculpture become more accessible. Mid-sized oil paintings, which can be more expensive due to the inherent cost of the medium, are now within range.
$8,000 – $12,000
If your budget is more open, and can extend into the $10,000's, larger paintings, as well as mid-sized work by more mid-career and established artists become available.
$12,000 - $20,000
For a really special work of art, there is no real limit. Past a certain point, there's a variety of established artists to choose from. Many galleries offer payment plans and services like Art Money offer loan programs to help you purchase that perfect piece.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Puloma Ghosh