Sorry for the late night post. Spent the snowy weekend organizing cabinets and hanging with friends, including interior designer Alison Sheffield and photographer Stephen Sheffield, when I guess I should have been blogging. Then today, had a whole bunch of style stories due to the Boston Globe. I was kinda thinking of skipping out early tonight to bed, but I just got an email from a Boston area company called TurningArt, so here we go.
The Boston-based start-up, founded by 35-year-old seasoned webpreneur Jason Gracilieri, is a sort of Netflix for art. For $10/month, the site will send you a framed print of an original artwork of your choosing, which you can swap as often as you like. Shipping is free and and membership dollars get banked as ArtCredit, which can be used to buy prints or original pieces from the site.
After a quick survey about your taste (literal vs. abstract), your way of life (city vs. suburbs), and how you approach it (conversation starter vs. laugh inducer), TurningArt assigns you a “Personal Curator.” Mine’s name is Mari. “She” curated ten pieces for me to kickstart my collection. The pieces were a bit more representational and traditional than my actual leanings. Here’s a sampling of artwork I found by browsing that I could live with:
The First Encounter, Casey David
Close VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper), Hollis Brown Thornton
Flamingo, Josh Goehring
Rally Da, Brantner DeAtley
Times Square I, Marietta Leung
Close Land Study no 77, Peter Roux
Flat Broke, Theresa Anderson
Close Dress Display, Abby Murphy
Short Break, Simon Kogan
Kingsford, Tyler Robbins