Best source for art prints?
August 28, 2011 12:37 PM   Subscribe

Best source for art prints?

I'm looking for some art for my office, and I'm trying to find the best sources for high-quality prints. I've seen the usual online sources that Google returns, and I'm wondering if there are better or different.

Specifically, I'm looking for art from Van Gogh to the Blue Rider - roughly 1890-1925 European and American modernist or quasi-modernist art (e.g. Albert Pinkham Ryder). I'm not worried about framing, I'm just looking for good-quality prints themselves.

Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by facetious to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by TolkienLibrary at 1:23 PM on August 28, 2011

Are you only interested in that period, or do you have any interest in contemporary?
posted by The Bellman at 2:04 PM on August 28, 2011

I'm pretty much interested in anything, including contemporary (Freud, Rothko, etc.), but I wanted to narrow it down so that my question wasn't totally vague -
posted by facetious at 3:00 PM on August 28, 2011

Well if you're interested in contemporary (living) artists and very high quality prints at a variety of very attractive price points I recommend you check out Jen Bekman's incredibly innovative website 20x200. The work varies somewhat, but if you are confident of your eye you can do incredibly well for yourself.
posted by The Bellman at 5:31 PM on August 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

How about the Chicago Art Institute?
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 6:47 AM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Museum giftshops (and their websites) are great sources for this stuff. The prints are usually higher quality than what you find on or whatever, and they're often of a higher-end design. There's more thought put into the way they're laid out, and often the museums will have posters from a recent exhibitions. Which looks way cooler in your space - you come off as someone who goes to museums regularly. If you care about that sort of thing.

Finding posters you want from the various sites out there is fairly easy. First identify paintings you like and figure out which museums they're in. Then visit those museums' websites. Chances are, if it's even a vaguely well known work, the museum will have a poster of it. Done and done!
posted by Sara C. at 3:36 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

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