Prints an ideal purchase for first-time collectors

Frieda Dean, Mother in Nature, 2004
color relief, 15 x 23″

When people want to start collecting art they often don’t  know how to choose a work or which dealers to trust. Knowing the reputable dealers can be tricky and even the most affordable paintings and sculptures often run a few hundred dollars. All of the galleries represented on artline have been vetted by an art dealer’s association so that even new collectors can feel secure purchasing work from them. One of our member associations is the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) made up of galleries specializing in fine, original prints. Prints are often more affordable because they’re done on paper, which is generally cheaper than a stretched canvas, and because they’re made in editions (usually five to one hundred prints).

Anders Aldrin, The Harlequin, 1934
color woodcut, 12 x 8.5″

One of IFPDA’s members is the Jane Haslem Gallery of Washington, DC. They’re hosting an online-only sale of 100 prints running $75 to $700. This broad price range and the diversity of style makes it a sale with something for everybody. First-time collectors should take advantage and look at prints by Anders Aldrin, Art Hansen, Mark Adams, Carol Summers, Frieda DeanHenri Meunier, and many more.

Beth Van Hoesen, Bruget’s Frog, 1988
aquatint, etching and drypoint, 6 x 4″

Fine prints can also run tens of thousands of dollars, but this sale is designed for a slightly smaller budget! Artwork comes from the Haslem Gallery as well as other dealers of IFPDA including Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Platt Fine ArtAnnex Galleries, and William P Carl Fine Prints.


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