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ARTmonday: TurningArt

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. By Casey David

The First Encounter, Casey David

Close VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper) By Hollis Brown Thornton

Close VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper), Hollis Brown Thornton

Flamingo By Josh Goehring

Flamingo, Josh Goehring

Rally Day By Brantner DeAtley

Rally Da, Brantner DeAtley

Times Square I By Marietta Leung

Times Square I, Marietta Leung

Close Land Study no 77 By Peter Roux

Close Land Study no 77, Peter Roux

flat broke By Theresa Anderson

Flat Broke, Theresa Anderson

Close Dress Display By Abby Murphy

Close Dress Display, Abby Murphy

Short break By Simon Kogan

Short Break, Simon Kogan

Tyler Robbins Photograph

Kingsford, Tyler Robbins

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