My Five Favorite Online Resources for Contemporary Art

It’s no secret that I love art. Original when possible, locally made, especially.  Sometimes, however, it can be fun to shop for art online and there are literally thousands of sites from which to choose.  When I am not buying or commissioning art locally, I am usually trolling one of these five modern art web sites.

 Contemporary art like the piece seen above, can enliven an otherwise staid office environment. http://sqst.space/modern-office-art/

Contemporary art like the piece seen above, can enliven an otherwise staid office environment. http://sqst.space/modern-office-art/

1. New to the art scene, Twyla collaborates to create exclusive artworks that are only available at Twyla.com. The result is a flawless piece of art that’s custom framed with a certificate of authenticity, and is signed and numbered by the artist.  I used this Adrian Navarro piece in a project recently and it’s even more spectacular in person.  There’s not one piece on this site I wouldn’t love in my own home.

2.     Gray Malin is a fine art photography site that features hundred of limited edition prints, each of which is printed and signed in-house.  When you visit this site, you’ll no doubt see many of the vintage feeling beach photos that are so popular right now, like this one taken on the Italian Riviera.

3.     Viyet isn’t exactly an art website, but it is a great resource for it. Calling itself the premiere online marketplace for buying and consigning designer furniture, I’ve found some really amazing original contemporary paintings on here for a fraction of the price of what you’d pay new.  I also love that they have a price adjustment policy; if an item you have purchased is reduced in price within five days of your order date, Viyet will adjust the sale price accordingly.

4.     Saatchi offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.  Based in Los Angeles, I like that their website makes viewing and buying art easy and unintimidating for my clients.

5.     @60” believes everyone deserves affordable art and emerging artists deserve a platform for their work. The company connects collectors with talented new painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists who have been carefully selected by a “curatorial board.”  I especially like their “Under $500” option, which has some really cool artists, including Michael Neff who creates awesome monotypes.

Still overwhelmed?  Give me a call and let me help you pick the perfect piece for your home or workplace.