I think artwork is something that a lot of people struggle with when it comes to interiors. A space doesn’t feel finished without it, yet it’s hard to know where to start. For millennials who are used to turning to the web as a first line shopping resource, options in the past have been… frustrating. Personally, it always felt like the good stuff was out of my price range. (And I mean way out.) The good news is that the past few years have revealed better and better options for buying art online. So whether you’re in the market for large scale prints, flea market finds, or antique oil paintings, check out my list of ten go-to online art resources:
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Before you write off 1stdibs for being too expensive, take some time and delve into their prints and multiples category. There are affordable options to be found. The expansive database of art is also a great way to discover galleries you may want to visit in person.
pictured: “Aemulatio” by David Ligare
Lost Art Salon
I’m basically giving away one of my best secrets by including the Lost Art Salon in this list. The San Francisco-based gallery specializes in discovering unknown artists whose work reflects the major movements and styles from the Modern Era. Treasures abound…
pictured: Graphite Drawing on Paper by Clyde F. Seavey, 1920s-30s
Paris Boutique Hotel
Again, I’ll hate myself in the morning for spilling the beans about the art section of the Paris Boutique Hotel. This site is full of true flea market finds — and you won’t believe how affordable the prices are.
Oil painting on canvas, circa 1800s by unknown
Permanent Press Editions
I love these archive-printed photos from Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill. They’re graphic and they’re fun while remaining within a nice minimalist color palette. Even better, the prints are created to work in groups so you can build a solid base for your gallery wall, or create a cohesive collection to run down a hallway.
pictured: “34C” print
Luke Edward Hall
I’m more than a little obsessed with the illustrations of this young London-based artist. His personal style is on point, and his illustrations reflect the same dreamy F. Scott Fitzgerald kind vibe that influences his wardrobe.
pictured: Untitled drawing by Luke Edward Hall
Howard Greenberg Gallery
The Howard Greenberg Gallery acts as a living museum of photography from different eras. Their collection is as expansive as it is well edited. They are the exclusive representatives of the estates of Vivian Maier, Berenice Abbott and Arnold Newman. You can’t purchase directly from their site, but you can email the gallery directly to inquire about prints.
pictured: “Limelight” by Ken Schles, 1983
One Kings Lane
You’ve known One Kings Lane as great furniture and decor resource for years, but did you know that they have an amazing collection of affordably-priced art as well? Their print collection includes works by Warhol, Rothko, Picasso, as well as great current artists like Gray Malin and Wayne Pate.
pictured: Mark Rothko, Untitled 1, 1967
Sonic Editions started out as a place to buy high quality rock and roll photography, and now they’ve expanded their inventory to include photo prints of “undeniably cool people” like Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, and Roger Moore. It’s a great place to build out a really fun gallery wall for a guest bathroom or backyard recording studio.
pictured: “Shaked Not Stirred Roger Moore” by Peter Ruck
Ashley Woodson Bailey
I have to admit, I’m a bit partial to my old friend and fellow Southerner Ash Bailey. But that doesn’t change the fact that her large scale floral prints are some of the prettiest we’ve ever seen. Can’t you just imagine this dark print hanging over an antique clawfoot tub?
pictured: “Mi Amor Idioma” by Ashley Woodson Bailey
The MoMA Store
An oldie but a goodie, the online shop at the Museum of Modern Art is still a go-to resource for classic prints by artists like Rothko, Monet, and Matisse. My sneaky advice: buy the unframed version of a print and trim off the white edge with all the poster type on it before having the piece framed professionally for a more custom look.
pictured: Le Platane Framed Print by Henri Matisse, 1951