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    Anybody Ever Buy Art Online?
    If so, from where, good or bad experience. I have a lot of bare walls I need to fill up, only have a Monet print up and a print from the author Henry Miller. Been checking some places out and ebay. I like colorful, think I want something original. Thanks. Also if you know a site that can break all the art down, like the differences between prints, lithographs etc.

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    Some of the framed art at CafePress is really nice. They have some talented folks over there.

    As far as original artwork (meaning not reproductions), I've always bought in person.
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    I really enjoy shopping at art.com I like the way you can see the print with different frames on them. They also have a good search to help find just the right print.



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    I've bought several art prints from allposters.com without problem. Make sure you buy art prints instead of posters, art prints cost more but the quality is better.

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    I bought a giclee from AllPosters. Love it. Very pricey to have it framed but worth it. (AP does not do framing for giclees.) I bought an art print for BIL from AP and had it mounted and framed by AP. It came out beautifully and he loves it.

    Also have bought quite a few Aboriginal art prints on fabric from Samy at Native Australian. They're a very good price and absolutely stunning. Framing them wasn't so pricey since I could buy sized-to-order framing kits (also an online purchase).

    Also two watercolor reproductions from an artist with a CafePress shop. Love them, too!

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    I've purchased from Art.com and Allposters, and they are both good. Rhea mentioned giclee prints, which are typically gorgeous.

    Good luck!

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    Allposters looks good, just so happens they're also the one art merchant I've had the most success with affiliate wise.

    Sometimes I forget they have more than just "posters" They have a huge selection, hard to choose, I need more walls or something. Had to look up what gilcee was, they're nice.

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    We sell art. However, it doesn't really sell well. Or not as nicely as I wish it did.

    Now, we do not sell prints or re-prints. We sell actual oils and watercolors of contemporary Russian artists.

    We have about 2 sales a month for such items.

    From our experience, people like less expensive stuff. 55 bucks is what they are spending easily. Some would go over $100, but not too many. I guess, for real art you want to look at the piece "in person" before purchasing it...

    Of course, pretty much all we sell is art. I was talking just canvases above....

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    You might want to check out Brustrokes.com. It's kind of a step between prints and canvas. (Don't forget to check your favorite coupon site for coupons, too.)
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    Artgazebo is a great site for this.

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    If you want something truly original, Etsy.com has a lot of great art (as well as all other kinds of cool handmade stuff).

    Mixedgreens.com is another one I know of.
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    Thanks will check them out. I like some of the masters, have a Monet print, looking at this Van Gogh, but also love something original. You know, I was just looking at my Henry Miller print and Googled it and :

    http://www.coastgalleries.com/miller/

    It's the one to the far left on the catalog. I paid $20 for it back in 92 or so and they're selling a glicee for $4,000
    http://www.coastgalleries.com/miller...tennial-prints

    Mine is a limited editon print, wonder how much it's worth. Damn he's really good, great author and he can paint.

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