''The day Hitler walked into Norway, I walked into Leger's studio and bought a wonderful 1919 painting from him for $1,000,” Peggy Guggenheim wrote
of her days as a madcap collector in Paris right before the Occupation. For all her audaciousness, Guggenheim was savvy where money was concerned: In 2015, a painting by the same artist fetched $17 million at auction. It’s a classic case of being at the right place at the right time.
These days, you can amass a collection of your own without ever getting off the couch—the right place
—and without the anxiety of the troops advancing. The buying and selling of art
has moved online, and now, the art world can be your oyster with the click of a mouse—often for a reasonable price.
We’ve vetted the growing number of online galleries and come up with a short list of the best and most budget-conscious
in the business. Services like art consultation, custom framing, and even payment plan options mean that your growing art collection will always stay true to your taste and budget. These guys not only have an eye for good work, but also know their audience of would-be Peggy Guggenheims.