One of my favorite parts of home tours in Anthology is getting to see the art people select. It’s such a personal and revealing thing! And there’s usually a good story about how a particular piece ended up in someone’s home. But shopping for art is another story. Finding a piece of art, especially an original, seems intimidating.
Enter a brilliant new shop, endearingly called Buy Some Damn Art. Founded by Kate Singleton, Buy Some Damn Art offers six original works by artists she hand selects for a short period of time. Each week she introduces a new artist, so at any given time, there are works available by about half a dozen artists. Right now, my favorites in the shop are by Jenny Brown, a collage artist. They’re mixed media pieces with ink, gouache, pencil, and found paper.
Another perk of Buy Some Damn Art is the interviews with the artists. It’s so interesting to hear how the works come together and see the artist’s work spaces. These particular pieces by Brown have floral elements that she carefully lifted from 1920s greeting cards, many of which had messages inside. Isn’t that a wonderful backstory?