The phrase "investing in art" can all too easily feel intimidating. Visions of high-stakes auctions and galleries with haughty owners come to mind. We know iconic works of art can sell for millions of dollars, but not all art is unattainable—and no, we're not only suggesting to purchase mass-produced prints.
A selection of new online retailers like TRNK, Tappan Collective, Uprise Art, and Limited by Saatchi, are determined to render the process of purchasing art less daunting and more accessible. By featuring a mix of up-and-coming artists and limited-edition prints, they are able to sell quality, original art at a price that's almost as affordable as your college-day posters. Ready to give your wall a budget-friendly makeover? Here are 12 original affordable art prints we love under $200.
Want a larger 10-by-15-inch print for under $200? Look no further than Emily Knecht's beautiful, edgy photography, exclusive to Tappan Collective.
Limited by Saatchi Art offers a variety of limited-edition prints created as more affordable alternatives to the original piece—which you can also buy on its website. Case in point: This Carlos Martin print is $200 compared to the original painting, which is $1290.
L.A.-based artist Hamish Robertson may have shown at the Whitney Museum and several internationally renowned galleries, but his selection of "Little Cliffs" prints start at just $90.
Architecture buffs will love the work of Matthew Trygve Tung, who shot internationalist housing as his photography subject of choice.
Exclusive to Limited by Saatchi Art, this limited-edition print by Cécile van Hanja will appeal to modernist lovers.
Starting at just $140, this whimsical print by Dafy Hagai is fun and carefree, making it perfect for a beach house or first apartment.
What is at first glance a simple abstract art print is, upon closer inspection, part of a series called Collected Conversations, in which each print features snippets of the artist's interactions with people and places.
Make a tiny whimsical statement with this 10-by-10-inch banana limited-edition print, which is available for only $75.
Are you a die-hard McDonald's devotee? This Gia Coppola print can be yours for as little as $110 so you have a constant reminder to get yourself a cheeseburger meal or a box of McNuggets.
This limited-edition collection of silkscreen prints by L.A.-based artist Anna Ullman was created exclusively for TRNK.
Add a hint of Warhol-esque pop art to your home with this Coca-Cola limited-edition print by Japanese artist Campbell La Pun.
This 12-by-18-inch print is extra large for its price range. This Marc Gabor photography is moody and makes a beautiful statement.