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Adorn your Feelings

Where to Buy Cool, Affordable Artwork Online

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You may have the best furniture, decor, and lighting around, but no room is truly complete without cool artwork. The good news? There’s plenty of unique artwork to be found if you know where to look. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best places to buy art online; across these sites you’ll find a wide range of art styles at every price point. Plus, you can buy from the comfort of your own home. Art has never been so accessible. Whether you want to buy graphic paintings, discover an up-and-comer, or invest in blue-chip pieces, the art you want is just a click away. 

Believe 1 No. 7 Framed Art Print by Black Pepper Paperie Co.

$50.00, Society6


For those who like to swap out their art on a regular basis, Society6’s assorted collection of whimsical, affordable prints is a great bet. Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor florals, nature scenes, and abstracts can be had for as little as $20, so your gallery wall is limitless.

Traffic #H by Ronald Hunter

$819.00, Artfinder


Founded in London in 2013 by a Swedish art enthusiast who had worked in the New York art world, Artfinder is an online marketplace for original pieces of art from around the globe. The site sorts its offerings by both style and medium, making it easy to browse the more than 200,000 pieces (including abstract paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, and digital art), all of which are signed by the artist. Prices start at $25, and the site also has dedicated services for interior designers purchasing cool artwork for their clients.

Brevemente by King David

$1150.00, Saatchi Art


SaatchiArt boasts an impressive collection of art at accessible prices. Original works, which include photography, collages, canvas prints, oil paintings, and sculptures, start at $200, and limited-edition prints at $95. The site also runs a complimentary art advisory service, where a team of curators will build a collection for you based on your taste or space.

Serious Dreamer by Loulou Avenue

$58.00, Paper Collective


Copenhagen-based e-tailer Paper Collective sells artworks with a mission. The company collaborates with artists, designers, and illustrators to create prints, posters, cards, and accessories that are certified eco-friendly with a seal from the Danish government. On top of that, 10 percent of the sale proceeds f
or each work goes to a charity of the artist’s choosing.

New Dance by Deborah Velasquez

$146.00, Minted


Minted, largely known for its wide range of cards, takes a similarly community-focused approach to its art offerings, with prints, photography, and drawings sourced from independent makers worldwide. Pieces range from $21 (unframed) to $605 (framed). Artists have their own landing pages with bios and links to all of their work, and Minted’s crowdsourcing model allows emerging artists to find a platform. The site also offers commissioned artwork.

Sleepy Face (inverted) by Shantell Martin

$250.00, Absolut Art


Swedish brand Absolut Vodka, using its decades-old background in working with some of the best known artists of our time—including Warhol and Basquiat—to illustrate and advertise its products, founded Absolut Art in 2015. On the platform, you’ll find signed, numbered, limited-edition prints from contemporary artists in illustration, photography, graphic design, and more. Much like the brand, the artists Absolut Art works with tend to be bold and very much on the cutting edge. Each print is made in Stockholm, can be customized with frame type, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Adelante 56 by Jeff Kraus

$480.00, Tappan Collective


Founded in 2012 by Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein, Tappan aims to nurture emerging artists by connecting them to seasoned collectors. This support extends beyond the internet, too: Tappan has curated numerous exhibitions of its artists in assorted spaces throughout Los Angeles. On the site you’ll find everything from handmade ceramics for around $100 to large-scale paintings upward of $10,000.

Camp Nathan Hale (mess call) by Gordon Parks

$35.00, 20×200


The goal of 20×200 is to provide art for everyone. The 1,000 editions the site has produced so far range from $24 to $10,000, and each is produced exclusively for 20×200. The company also wants customers to be passionate and knowledgeable about the art they receive, so every print or photo ships with documentation about the work, and the site announces each new launch with an informative write-up on the artist and project.

Féminité Allongée by Raphaële Anfré

$346.00, BetterShared


Swakara Atwell-Bennett founded BetterShared in 2016 as a platform dedicated to showcasing artists of the African Diaspora. Based in the U.K. with wide-ranging shipping options within Europe and to the U.S., art lovers can choose from a wide selection of prints, photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works—there’s even a curation for the budget-conscious collector, where no piece is over 100 British pounds.

10. Spacey Studios

Aura by Deun Ivory

$150.00, Spacey Studios


Spacey Studios offers archival-quality framed prints in limited-edition rounds of 25 pieces from a curation of emerging North American and European artists. Prints can be customized with different frame colors and sizes, and the platform also facilitates commissions with artists represented in its collection.

Le Temps Art Print by Baltic Club

$16.00, AHA


AHA’s offerings run the gamut from clothing to home accessories to beauty products (all handmade by artisans around the world). Among all the treasure? A carefully curated collection of whimsical art prints you won’t find elsewhere. Find your next statement piece on AHA. 

Canvas Abstract Minimalist Art by DinaD

$510.00, Etsy


If you’re anything like us, you rely on Etsy for all things home decor—and cool paintings and artwork are no exception. Etsy offers every type of art you can imagine, from stunning black-and-white photography to bespoke oil paintings. Shop Etsy and you can take your living room or home office to the next level while also supporting small business owners and artisans.

Behind A Long Line (Chair 2) by Devin N. Morris

$4000.00, Artspace


One of the few sites that offer one-click buying—as opposed to bidding—from established contemporary art galleries, Artspace is a great source for work by top contemporary artists. It’s the most like an online store in that you can browse hundreds of images and purchase directly. The site’s specialists curate sales from the various member dealers, which is a good way to browse pieces if you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for. And you can sort by price, from under $500 to (on the much less affordable side) over $1 million.

Is Beautiful, Was Beautiful, Is by Audrey Stone

$4318.00, 1stDibs


A favorite of the interior-design set, 1stdibs hosts a large inventory of art from established galleries, from Old Master dealers to contemporary specialists, much of which is available for purchase on the spot. Prices for many works are listed, and you can easily filter your search. The site’s curated sales are a good way to see how art might mix with vintage and antique furnishings or to check out artists whose work you might not know.

Diving In by T.S. Harris

$4750.00, Artsy


Artsy has more than 2,000 partnerships with galleries, museums, artists’ estates, foundations, and art fairs, making it easy to search for a specific artist’s work in exhibitions the world over, and then connect with a dealer on the site. Check Artsy regularly to keep on top of new arrivals. 

Enjoy the fruit along the way by Xochi Solis

$350.00, Uprise Art


All of the work you see on Uprise Art is original and one-of-a-kind, a true online gallery in that sense. But don’t let that intimidate you: With a wide variety of artworks available to purchase under $800, across a diverse set of mediums, becoming a collector isn’t an impossible endeavor. Uprise also offers art consultations and payments in monthly installments to make the artwork more accessible.

Sunrise by Dani Olivier

$750.00, Lumas


Born from a successful Berlin photography gallery, Lumas is now a network of over 40 galleries worldwide, with an impressive digital arm. Its site, like the galleries, specializes in high-quality, limited-edition works from big-name photographers. Prints by greats such as Edward Steichen, Helmut Newton, and Horst P. Horst are offered in numerous framing options for prices starting around $400.

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