Today I got an email from Groupon for $150 off wall murals.
To get a wall mural that would fit the wall behind my bed would be a mere $771! Now, this is a pet peeve of mine that goes ‘way back to when women used to have home parties to sell framed posters that went for a similar price. Here it is: Why would you spend all that money on a reproduction of some generic graphic piece when you could buy a real painting from a real artist, and support the arts?
And who knows, it might one day pay off. I have a student painting I bought for $300 while the artist was in high school. He’s now doing very well, has had several NYC shows and is represented by a top gallery. His work is now priced in the thousands.
Not that I’d ever sell his painting, but it’s kind of cool to know he’s doing so well.