Paris, of course, is famous for cultivating artists. But these days you can find wonderful, affordable art in so many places. If you're willing to go in person and sift through the uncatalogued section at auction houses that specialize in furniture--not art--you can often snag pieces for $50 or less. Art schools, like SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) and PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, holding its 109th annual student exhibit this May), allow you to discover emerging artists before they become famous. The semi-annual Affordable Art Fair in New York City offers works beginning at $100. And often design blogs feature incredible finds--like the abstract, above, from Greensboro, North Carolina native Kate Long Stevenson, discovered on The Neo-Traditionalist.
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