shopping for art in Paris and London
September 22, 2017 3:24 PM   Subscribe

I'm hoping to buy a painting from one of these cities. Where should I look?

Looking for a biggish painting to hang over a bed. No strict criteria on content, probably abstract or landscape. Budget is in the hundreds rather than thousands. This is partly a souvenir, so if I can't find anything suitable it doesn't really matter. I have no idea where to start looking. If it matters, I'll be in London on a weekend but in Paris midweek. Thank you!
posted by superfish to Shopping (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
hmmm. Biggish+Hundreds is going to be tough for a painting. You might want to think about silk screen prints or lithographs. A pair of (ie poster-size) prints hung side by side would fill the space nicely.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 3:46 PM on September 22, 2017

Try the Bankside Gallery in London.
posted by Perodicticus potto at 4:17 PM on September 22, 2017

Montmartre, in Paris.
posted by Dashy at 4:34 PM on September 22, 2017

Abbott and Holder, in Museum Street, just opposite the British Museum, is a great place to browse. The staff are friendly and will let you wander freely around the shop. The stock is varied and mainly priced in hundreds rather than thousands, though oil paintings will come more expensive.
posted by verstegan at 4:45 PM on September 22, 2017

There's an outdoor art market along Bayswater Road every Sunday.
posted by yankeefog at 2:21 AM on September 23, 2017

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