I need to find the perfect piece of art.
September 24, 2010 9:23 AM Subscribe
Art novice filter: in my new office, there will be a space for a large piece of art, right next to my desk. It will hide things (computer monitor etc) some of the time and be 'rolled' away the rest of the time. I can purchase an image/print/painting, commission something or... I have no idea where to begin. Can you help?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop to media & arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I love art but I have little experience purchasing anything and I've never had to buy something that's going to be so in-my-face and permanent before. I want something that will require re-examination, will inspire me, but I'm at a complete loss. I have no clue as to the style that I'd like, or even if I'd like images from a graphic novel, for example.
I'd like to commission something, just because this seems like a good opportunity to pay a living artist for something, but I'm concerned I might not like it.
What should I be thinking about to guide me in this process? What can I look at or read to help me along? (FWIW, there are no art galleries where I live, nor are there any local artists whose work I would use.)