I am an art hoarder, and it’s becoming a problem. I literally have racks and stacks of original paintings, antique prints, vintage posters — I love it all as long as it’s good. I tell myself I NEED it because I have acres of pale, lonely sheetrock that must be filled. Nature abhors a vacuum, right? Art to the rescue.
As many of you know, I did time in art school so I am kind of a picky snob about what goes on my walls. I’m not above quirky vintage charm, but if I’m hanging contemporary art it has to be on point… yet cheap. I’m not exactly Saatchi and Saatchi, displaying my Damien Hirsts alongside my Cy Twomblys. Enter Society 6, 20×200‘s cheaper (and still operating? wtf?!) cousin.
I’m not gonna lie… a lot of the art on Society 6 is just cheesy digital stuff with words on it. Sorry, guys. I’m not saying you can’t make art with Adobe Illustrator, but it’s not easy — definitely not as easy as the sheer volume of digital art would indicate.
When I’m buying prints from places like Society 6 I try to buy things that were originally created as two dimensional works designed to be reproduced, and that usually means photographs. Or in the case of Beth Hoeckel, collages created from photos.
This one is maybe a litte homage to John Baldessari. AMAZING in a girl’s room.
I’m thinking about buying this for our bedroom. Kind of a cross between Richard Hamilton and bauhaus collage.
I would kill to see this in a super refined space. The colors are amazing and it could totally be a room maker.
I am devastated this only comes in 17″ square, because I have a client who needs this to be 40×40… I may even email the artist to request another size.
I’ve ordered prints from Society 6 before and was pleasantly surprised at the print quality. Everything is on heavyweight matte (almost watercolor) paper and the inks are fairly saturated.
The prints are open edition, so these aren’t investments the way 20×200′s signed editions are. However, if you need cheap awesome art for your wall, here it is.
All art by Beth Hoeckel. Buy it here.
Tune in next week for an AMAZING wallpaper giveaway! Like, a ton of wallpaper.
It’s going to be supercallafragelisticexbealladocious good.
Happy weekend and stuff.