Tuesday, March 6, 2012

20x200: Everyone Needs Art

One of the misconceptions people have about art is that only the rich can afford it. Jen Bekman, the founder of 20x200 ("20 by 200") came up with this formula:

(limited editions x low prices) + the internet = art for everyone

That's when she started 20x200, a site which sells affordable limited-edition archival prints. They made art accessible to everyone! It was easy browsing through the site, you can filter your choices according to different categories (for example, you only want to browse through photographs then just select photographs). 

While browsing through the site, I saw these prints I'd want for our house:

Jericho. From the Series the West Bank by Philip Cheung

A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart by D.W. Kellogg & Co.

In the Library by Tatsuro Kiuchi 

Shinjuku, 6:43 by Joseph O. Holmes
ny.11.#2 by Jennifer Sanchez

Despair by Yuji Yamada

Art should not only be seen as a financial investment. Art is an expression of yourself. Even if you're not the artist, you are attracted in a piece because you see a part of  yourself in it. But that's my personal opinion :)

For more information about affordable art, you can also look at my entry about the Art in the Park.

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