At times, I've had fantasies about being an art collector, purchasing pieces of value, that are significant, that make a statement. I'd buy what moves me, what intrigues me, what speaks to me. How wonderful a life that would be!
Sadly, my personal collection curating days are unlikely, or at least won't be as extravagant as Mr. Barnes'. But just because I don't have the means to afford the fine art I adore, doesn't mean I can't find any art at all! If you do your homework, there's actually a great deal of art out there that can fit any budget, including mine!
One of my favorite places to go is '20x200', a Jen Bekman project. Another is my trusty antique store. Last weekend, I snapped some photos of wall art at Kudzu Antiques. Mostly paintings caught my eye this time, but I couldn't leave out the map pictured above. Maps are a fantastic way to bring interest to a space, and they tend to be fairly large in scale, giving them a bang for your buck.
Some might never be worth a dime, but as long as you buy what you love, you can't possibly go wrong. But who knows? I might be the next Dorothy Vogel one day...