pick #42

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Matthew Wettläufer
Lily Rock, 2015
Linocut with watercolor (1/1)
12 x 18 inches
$65 via Art Finder

The more searching I do online for artwork to buy, the more ads for sites like this one are popping up in my Facebook newsfeed. Usually these kind of ads would annoy me, but sometimes it leads me to my next pick…

I found this piece on a site called ‘Art Finder‘ which is similar to some of the other platforms I’ve found where artists can apply to have their works for sale on the site and the site takes a percentage and handles the transaction. It’s a very smart model, and some sites are more curated or ‘vetted’ than others. On this site there is lots of digging to be done amongst bad paintings, travel photography and not-so-succesful erotica (sorry!) – but this here is a gem I found along the way:

I don’t know too much about the artist, but this work is nice landscape and I enjoy the graphic element of the black lines from the linocut. The artist picks an almost fauvist color palette that is fun and bright! This would fit nicely into a standard wooden frame you can pick up at Ikea or Blick arts, and the price is very nice for an original, signed work.