A client emailed me over the weekend to ask about recommended art sources.
It really got me thinking about this and where I like to go for my home. To me, art is a very personal experience. What I might suggest for a client might not precisely coincide with what they would pick for themselves. For larger projects, clients often bring in art consultants that source from galleries around the world. But where would I suggest that clients look for art that isn’t going to break the bank? Where could they casually search on a Sunday afternoon? I decided to make a list (I am a big list maker!) and the list kept getting longer and longer. So I thought I would share my list...
Where do you purchase art for your place? Do you have favorite sources? I would love to hear what you think and if you have any great suggestions.
Here is my short list (there are FAR too many fabulous sources (online and some in San Francisco and New York), so please don’t take it personally if I didn’t add you to my list). In no particular order, here we go…
UGallery A unique online gallery offering affordable art. You can search by price, colors and sizes.
Jennifer Ament Last year when I designed the kitchen for the Elle Decor Concept house in New York, I worked with Seattle artist Jennifer Ament (who does limited edition linocut prints). I just love how her art worked perfectly for the space that I was designing with Chinese menus as the backdrop...
Samantha French- A New York artist who paints swimmers (underwater and above) based on her childhood memories of lakes of northern Minnesota.
Lost Art Salon- is a fine art collection comprised of over 5,000 works of rediscovered, historically significant and contemporary artists. It reflects the major styles and movements of the 20th Century. Every collection is researched, reconditioned and catalogued for art historical records at the Salon in San Francisco.
Walter Kulman Studio, Sausalito. Kuhlman was one the pioneers of the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism as well as a member of the "Sausalito Six" – a ground-breaking group of young painters exploring the newly emerging “abstract expressionism.” (the other five were: Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Lobdell, George Stillman, John Hultberg, and James Budd Dixon).