If you’re looking to buy some cheap abstract art, there are a variety of sources to choose from. In this post, I’ll break down some simple ways to get some nice art into your house really cheap. I’ve listed multiple other sources in my article about buying cheap abstract paintings (which you should totally check out), so I’ll cover a couple of other sources here.
Abstract Art Wholesalers
One way to get some cheap abstract art is buy buying it from an abstract art wholesaler. Generally, these pieces are not original pieces, but rather prints on canvas, board or metal. If the material doesn’t matter to you, or if you’re not looking for a one of a kind piece, then a wholesaler may be the best bet because many of them offer such low prices for selling in bulk.
Many times, you can find some really nice pieces at local stores. Department stores like Ross, Target, and Wal-Mart all tend to have a selection of prints and reproduced paintings. You can also check furniture stores like American Furniture Warehouse, or Bed, bath, and Beyond.
Buy Art from other Local Human Beings
One of my personal favorite ways that I know of to find cheap abstract art is by searching locally. When people need cash or plan on moving and want to hock the extra stuff, what is one of the first things to go? The art. (I don’t if that’s actually true.)
If you don’t want to wait for shipping, or trust that a website is legit, why not look around locally? There are plenty of options to finding art to buy locally. Aside from rummaging at yard and estate sales – which isn’t a bad idea – you could always use relevant sites and apps to find it faster.
For websites, Craigslist is still semi-relevant. I find that older people still tend to hock things on Craigslist. It still works, and it’s free to use.
Next is Facebook Marketplace. FBM is actually pretty simple to use, and is integrated right into Facebook, so you can post while logged in. Simply post a title, a picture and the price and you’re good to go.
Then, we have some apps for your smart phone. Now, there are handfuls of localized selling/buying apps, but the two I’ve personally had the most success with are LetGo, and Offerup. What’s available to you is dependent on where you live.
The apps are even simpler than FB to use – again snap a pic and set the price (sometimes you dont even need a title) – and you’re off to the races. What’s nice about these apps is that you can even rate buyers and sellers, so others will know how legit they are. A real nice feature in this era of distrust of which we live.
Of course, there are the usual suspects that I listed in my other article, but hopefully these suggestions will give some ideas on how to find some cheap abstract paintings for your home, office, or business.
Just saying 🙂