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How do I buy art?

Postby john_titor » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:58 pm

References to window-washers excluded, my partner determined my framed Cheryl T. poster will not survive the culling of the move and I am in need of replacement, grown-up art. I am not made of money and I am looking for neither oceans, golf courses, all things "you been farmin' long?", big-eyed, Bucky/W, happy trees, stuff a Mom's decorator would buy, etc. Truth be told, I would really like some weird stuff. And for it to be red. Where do I find and (how much will I have to) pay for this? Something besides art fair on the square. In one city I lived in, local folk hung their for-sale stuff in bars. Do they have that here? Can one still commission art? Too bad I gave away the velvet matador triptych.

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:29 pm

Talk to folks in the UW art grad program. Go to one of the openings and you'll find some cheap weird art.

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby Beaver » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:31 pm

Yes there is UW Arts loft bldng near the Kohl center. Also, wheelhouse studio in Mem union. Could try etsy and Craigslist. I think the East side has some galleries where the hippies live. State St and Monroe street, also. For affordable, try Goodwill or St Vincent's.

http://www.artonstate.com/

https://www.etsy.com/

http://madison.craigslist.org/search/ara

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:42 pm

It depends on how much you are willing to spend. Many local cafes have art on their walls. You might want to keep your eyes open for some young student art. (They have a fun imagination and a fun way of breaking the rules.) You could go cheap and visit the local poster shop. I saw a gorgeous poster of a bamboo forest, online. (The price pissed me off, so I downloaded rustic garden photos and made a collage on a 30 X 40 foam board.) I got annoyed at the price of nice bedspreads, so I literally threw paint at a white sheet. It was great fun and I call it abstract Monet. Small local struggling art fairs might be a good bet. (I don't do freaky.)

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby john_titor » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:18 pm

Cool. Thanks for all of the tips and links! The craigs list one is neat and one I had not thought of. I'll let you know of any success.

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby artpaul » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:54 am

Here are 2 great Art Events that you could buy artwork at :

1st one:

What: The Deck of Card Art Project by Robin Good and Friends
Where: Mother Fools Coffee House 1101 Williamson
When Now until December 31st art opening will be Dec 13th
There is a little more about it at

2nd one:



What: Way too many paintings by Art Paul Schlosser

Where: Social Justice Center 1202 Williamson

When: January 1st until March 31st

Also Art has some pictures of his paintings at http://www.facebook.com/artpaul

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Re: How do I buy art?

Postby Beaver » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:48 pm

Fannygarver closing sale on State St.


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