5 Places to Buy Art Prints on the Web
I love the simple, effective design of this site! While the Beholder is not an exclusive print site, there are many quality prints to choose from. This curated gallery sells the work of “emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.” Each artist has a profile page. You can browse the collections by medium, size, price, as well as most viewed. A guest curator is invited every month to put together a slideshow of their favorite works.
Little Paper Planes offers affordable prints, what they call “exclusive prints”, as well as paper goods. The paper goods include zines, books, and art cards. I’m impressed by the overall layout of the store. They also maintain an art blog as well as a page to “meet ‘n greet” the artists. The artists each have a profile page with an interview along the right column, a mini-gallery of their work, and their available prints on LPP.
The Few Gallery prides itself on selling unique art prints commissioned exclusively by their gallery. They choose to be a small boutique and say, “The Few Gallery will never become a huge e-shop with tons of works from numerous A-Z artists.” On the gallery page you will only find 18 prints available. The artist profile pages include an interview with the artist and an artist bio. The prices are all in Euros, as this company is based in London.
inPRNT! is a moderated gallery that offers gallery quality prints of illustration, fine art, photography, and graphic design. The site houses over 100 different artists and over 600 pieces of artwork. You can browse the artists on this page to get a sense of the style of work that inPRNT offers.
While Print Society is a wonderful resource, you will not be able to purchase prints on this site. Instead the site is set up as an aggregator for online stores that sell prints. When you click the “Buy Now” button, you are taken to the site where that print is sold. On the Shops page, Print Society lists all of the online stores that are showing prints on their website. You can go there to discover many more online stores that sell affordable art prints.