I would like to begin to sell my paintings at local art fairs and online sites such as Etsy, $25-100.00 price range. Do I really need to set up an LLC or sole proprietorship, get a tax number and whatever else just to sell a painting or two (if I'm lucky?) Thanks.
P.S. I live in Illinois.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Nov 22, 2012 -
Ten or twelve years ago I saw a series of paintings I really liked at the Denver Art Museum
. The paintings featured idyllic farm-like scenery under bright blue skies with white clouds. Distinctly the sky made up 80% of the image, so the ground and barns, etc. appeared to be quite small and the sky seemed huge. There were at least 3-5 of paintings in this series, and the canvases were very large. Can anyone identify the paintings or artist?
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 18, 2012 -
My wife keeps a list of all the words our 1 year old has learned to say. As a present I thought it might be nice to commission an artist to make a collage of them that we could put on the wall. I'm in London, England.
I have no idea how one would do this, or if it would be affordable (I'd be prepared to spend up to around a thousand pounds). Can you commission an artist - and if so, how would you find one?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2012 -
Anyone know the name of this painting at the Louvre? It's an eighteenth-century work of two aristocratic ladies, young and not terribly attractive, standing side by side and wearing nothing at all but their jewels and sly smiles. One of them has her finger plugged casually--one might almost say absentmindedly--into the other's butt. I just told my fiance about it, and she refuses to believe that so august an institution as the Louvre would display such a painting, much less that it even exists. If I can prove I'm not making it up, I won't have to dishes for a week. Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor
on Jun 5, 2012 -
My late grandfather painted an interpretation
of one of Maurice Utrillo's depictions of the "Maquis" of Montmartre, in Utrillo's time a very poor area
of the well-known Paris neighbourhood. Which Utrillo work did my granddad use as a blueprint, and where exactly was Utrillo's vantage point? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for images, most likely illustrations but photos might do, that depict the most absurd, over-the-top awesomeness. Imagine someone sat down and said "I'm going to draw the silliest, most awesome thing ever." [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Nov 4, 2011 -
After discovering a second painting on the back of a treasured watercolor, how can I display them both? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Appraisal experts, please help! My family has several paintings done by a now-deceased uncle, and we would like to get them appraised. [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible
on Apr 3, 2011 -
I'm wondering if anyone can identify a painting on the wall of a friend of mine from a brief description. It's a painting of a woman in her early-mid 20's, who looks vaguely like Bo Derek. [more inside]
posted by chmmr
on Mar 19, 2011 -
I 'm learning English.And I am looking for some paintings of Edward Hopper ... that Gregory Orr describes in his essay, "Return to Hayneville" I don't think it is from Nighthawks. Could you recall some of Hopper paintings from his description?_And there is something completely new in town,the only new thing as far as I can see :a BP cnvenience store,where I stop for gas.The station is shiny and all lit up, its blue -green signs glowing intensely in the dark
like those roadside stores in Edwards Hopeer paintings, gleaming forlornly against the primeval dark of rural Anywhere, America.
posted by mizukko
on Jan 4, 2011 -
[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Oct 27, 2010 -
I live in Los Angeles. I have a girlfriend. I have a favorite picture of her. She has a birthday coming up. I'd like somebody to take that picture and use it as inspiration for a painting that I can give to her. Does anybody do that? [more inside]
posted by tallthinone
on Sep 29, 2010 -
I have a bunch of pieces of art that I'm not displaying, but I'm not sure how I should be storing them. What's the best way to protect and preserve them (preferably without spending a zillion dollars)? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jun 20, 2010 -
Are there any edgier or pop-culture themed art galleries in Boston, similar to LA's Gallery 1988? [more inside]
posted by serathen
on Jun 9, 2010 -
$500 to spend on original art; where do I do that? I want to buy art for my home; specifically oil or watercolor paintings. I do not want to buy prints. I want to see the brush strokes. I would rather purchase in person. I am in the Phoenix AZ area. Feel free to list websites also.
posted by phritosan
on Jan 22, 2010 -
How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Nov 2, 2009 -
I have some paintings left to me by a deceased relative. We've identified the artists and have some rough idea of their value, maybe a few hundred or more per per piece. What's the best way to sell them? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Apr 5, 2009 -
I'm a painter looking to show my work in a cafe or restaurant. Help me make this a happy experience for both of us [more inside]
posted by LC
on Jan 20, 2009 -
A while back someone showed me a rather graphic collection of paintings. Many included depictions of Hitler alongside piles of bodies, erect penises, and cartoonish figures gleefully engaging in coprophagy. Anyone have any idea who the artist might have been?
posted by null14
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Who painted the actual paintings (nudes, mostly) credited to the character Adele Lack in the movie Synecdoche, New York?
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Arabic Script ID / Translate: I have two painted pages
from what appear to be old Arabic script books (though I am not sure the language). I bought these in Syria in 1992. Can anyone help ID the story from the images, and help with translation of the text? One picture would just appear to have an artist's name, while the other looks to be part of a story. I don't think the two are necessarily from the same book. What isn't clear to me is whether the images were just painted on old pages, or if the story might be related to the image.
posted by sagwalla
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Where can I find wall art where the majority of the photograph is black and white, but the crucial element is in color? Example inside [more inside]
posted by jeffderek
on Jun 15, 2008 -
I am looking for a painting that I saw in the St. Louis Art Museum years ago. In my memory, it is of an African-American family on the roof of their house as flood waters circle around them. The father's hands are outstretched in a plea to heaven. I originally thought the artist was Earnie Barnes
but I can't find it on his site or anywhere else on the Internets. I am convinced that the painting is in the "Ernie Barnes style" if that helps. Help me please!
posted by delosic
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Please help me find the title of a hazy remembered childrens book with animals and a helicopter. [more inside]
posted by Glow Bucket
on Nov 23, 2007 -
I need to make a simple contract in which I photograph something and the resulting images end up in the public domain. [more inside]
posted by fake
on Nov 7, 2007 -
What's the next best thing to having an original Van Gogh? What's the third best thing etc? Are there reproductions that look almost identical in every respect? Or to put the question another way, what's the best I could get for under $2000 if I wanted a Starry Night (or any other priceless painting) hanging on my wall?
posted by vizsla
on Sep 25, 2007 -