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When wanting a piece of art, What do you look for? 

34%
273 deviants said I create my own pieces and hang them
13%
102 deviants said I just browse the web and look at art, I dont want it hanging
12%
101 deviants said I like to support up and comming artists, so I buy from art festivals and shows
11%
91 deviants said I will buy a poster replica of a piece that I like. its the least expensive way
10%
84 deviants said Prints work fine for me
6%
45 deviants said I dont care about the price, I want an original piece of art!
5%
38 deviants said I look for quality reproductions, I want real canvas and paint
4%
33 deviants said I like photographs, better that traditional art
3%
25 deviants said ADD A COMMENT IF YOU DO SOMETHING ELSE
2%
20 deviants said I buy reproductions, because it represents the original piece buy, but less expensive

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CmeThePoet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Writer
Whatever "MOVES" me..
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amo-del-arte Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
usually the ones i make are terrible, but i buy them at auctions...and it doesn't matter who the artist is(usually i try to find originals) as long as it is well done and it is not abstract or just blobs of paint, etc. :D
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KatherineDavis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
You didn't have an option saying I BUY ART BECAUSE I LIKE IT, THINK ITS PRETTY AND WANNA HAVE IT ON MY WALL!!
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ArbiterChrono Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I buy whatever, original, reproduction (prints etc,) Cards, Posters,
I make and sell my own work too.
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snoozlelover Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
I live out in the middle of no where and I don't have a lot of money so getting a print or artwork is pretty rare but happy thing for me. I will say that nothing beats the original for traditional works. I remember the times I have gone on field trips to my state art museum with my art class and being amazed at how dull the prints in the gift shop were compared to the actual work. So while I more often look for prints because they are less expensive I have to say that nothing is more inspiring than seeing the original. =D
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irida21 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
well, being an anime fan and appreciating manga art I browse internet, print and post. When I have extra money ,I might go to a poster shop to buy a replica of something I like. If I cannot find it in the shop, that usually I don't (I live in a small island...), I'll just print it in small size from the net...
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KypFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of my art is from my friends.
They might not be up and coming, but they're incredibly talented!
30 years from now I might not be able to brag about getting in on the ground floor, but I'll have some darn nice stuff on my walls!
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leusomir Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I search if the artist has an artbook or a website.
I dont have enough money to buy art, but is something that I would like to do.
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1pen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
As someone who owns eight giclees of yours (and four lithographs), I went with quality prints for this poll. This doesn't mean that I don't want an original. One day some day I will have an original Afremov on my wall. In the meantime, giclees have to suffice. ;)
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Leonidafremov Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Good Choice : )
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Adflictus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Art is my life but i don't hang up paintings and such on the walls. I don't even hang up my own works. =S
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Xarai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
i buy posters b/c im in college i have no money. lol but i prefer to buy canvas
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
I usually buy from artists that donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity or cause that I support. Or I buy art at charity auctions that are raising money for a charity or cause that I support.
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choppedwood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Go to yard sales, thrift shops, or antique shops. I have gotten some beautiful, framed oil paintings for cheap.
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LynxDaemon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Many of these answer... It all depends of the kind of art. If it's a oil painting with lot of relief; I want the real piece. If it's a digital painting, then a print is just fine. But most of the time I just look at it online - except for a few exception, I got bored of an image really quickly.
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artfreakguy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I'll have it as a wallpaper for my computer
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Dofthemaze Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I try to find in each artist a way of inspiration
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Writer
Needs to allow multiple votes because I fall into several catagories in this last poll. But I picked the poster replica because that's what I have right now, along with my own drawings. I used to have paintings by my grandma-in-law but gave them back to her family to keep them in their family.

If I had the money and loved a picture, I would buy the original. Though doubt I'd ever want to own anything of any great monetary or historical value, because I'd worry about it, and I've chosen to live a much simpler life, free of too much material burdens.
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Aura3107 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Student General Artist
I generally buy postcards of art/photos, do my own stuff or browse the web and just look :D
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