I've always kind of frowned on prints and the like, because I always thought it looked really cheesy and cheap. However, I stumbled on a place where they have a huge collection of reproductions by professional artists, but to me I'm almost kind of thinking that it's like buying a fake Kiton suit or something. I love art, so I guess it doesn't matter, I just want to look at it obviously. What's your opinions on owning reproductions?
I've got a print that's by a very famous artist who mainly did prints. Â I didn't buy it for the artist, but for the subject matter. Â In general, I don't frown on prints, if there is something about the form that is inherent to the subject matter. That being said, it's a tough call because original art can be horrible, while a repro (a painting I assume you mean), can be very nice. Â Especially if you can justify it as the repro. interprets the original. Another thing you could try is photos. Â If there's an artist you like, who did photos, getting a photo from the original negative can be pretty swell. Edit: I have some original art that was bought pretty cheaply by my parents and is now worth something because the artists are famous. My friend, right after College, had some amazing Calder's (sp?) in his apartment. I asked if he knew about them and he said, no, I just needed something from the wall and took these from the basement.