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Artworks Under $1000 Available Right Now!

  • Salvador Dali - Femmes dans les vagues (detail), 1969
August 29, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

If you are looking to start your own collection, dipping your toe into the market can feel like a daunting experience. However, to become an art collector, you don’t have to be a billionaire. The truth is, anyone can collect art.

Art can also be affordable, even if it’s made by some of the world’s most famous artists. If you are looking to begin or expand your art collection, we have gathered a list of amazing artworks by celebrated artists – all under $1000.

Scroll down and enjoy, because you can own any of these works today!

Featured image: Salvador Dali – Femmes dans les vagues (detail), 1969. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

  • Matthieu Venot - N°8, Illusions series, 2018

Matthieu Venot - N°8, Illusions series

A self-taught photographer from Brittany, France, Matthieu Venot turns architectural details of his hometown into cleanly composed minimalist images that stand out from a deep blue sky. Not street photography nor architectural photography, Venot’s work is somewhere between figurative and abstraction.

In the work N°8 from the Illusions series, Venot plays with glazing facades and windows, combining them with the pallid blue of the sky to create a pure and original composition.

See more info about the work here.

  • Billy Ma - Statue of Bigotry, 2017

Billy Ma - Statue of Bigotry

A versatile artist born in Taiwan, Billy Ma manages to handle his unique heritage with the collective consciences, making incredible paintings and prints which increase social awareness and encourage positive change. His work erases the allegorical boundaries separating people with different cultures.

The artist once explained that “artists are barometers of the world around them” and that “the art itself is an interpretation of that time.” Responding to the socio-political discord, Ma created Statue of Bigotry to capture this uneasy time in our history.

See more info about the work here.

  • Kyong Lee - Emotional color chart 56 – Spring, 2018

Kyong Lee - Emotional color chart 56 – Spring

A Korean abstract artist, Kyong Lee reconciles physical and emotional realities through a multi-disciplined exploration of color, material, process, and form. Dedicated to precision in her processes, she meticulously plans her color choices, carefully mixing each color.

In the series Spring, the artist expresses her personal emotions and experiences about the season through five colors and words using Hangul, the Korean alphabet. This way, the artist associates color with meaning, creating an emotional language of sorts.

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  • Cleon Peterson - Little Man Big Man Putin, 2018

Cleon Peterson - Little Man Big Man Putin (Red)

An LA-based artist, Cleon Peterson is celebrated for his chaotic and violent paintings depicting clashing figures. Executed in a limited color palette, these works symbolize a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society.

In the work Little Man Big Man Putin (Red), the artist takes a jab at the Trump administration, boldly challenging us to acknowledge the darkness intrinsic within us. In a recent interview, the artist explained that “Trump and his cronies are destroying our democratic norms and turning us against each other by using fear to stoke deep cultural resentments and divide,” comparing this to the manipulative tactics the Nazi’s used to rise to power in the 1920s.

See more info about the work here.

  • Mik Shida - Untitled, 2018

Mik Shida - Untitled

An Australian multidisciplinary artist, Mik Shida creates psychedelic entities guided by explorations of the relationship between ritual, sexuality and love. He describes his practice as shamanistic, channeling the spirits which seem entwined in a ceremonial act while transcending the bounds of known reality.

In this Untitled work from 2018, the artist engages with issues of sexuality and attraction between human bodies.

See more info about the work here.

  • Erro - Le petit manga - Picasso

Erro - Le petit manga - Picasso

An Icelandic artist, Erró creates works in a style which can be defined as Pop Art and Postmodern, using techniques which evoke the classical European artists. He is one of the first artists to recognize the significance the consumer society and media world will have in contemporary art.

In the work Le petit manga – Picasso, the artist sourced images from posters, advertisements, comics, and news images, combining them with imagery evoking Picasso’s Cubist style.

See more info about the work here.

  • Ben Frost - Nineteen Eighty-Four, 2018

Ben Frost - Nineteen Eighty-Four

As a post-modern pop artist coming from Australia, Ben Frost uses all the tricks and techniques of the advertising industry. Appropriating the symbols and icons of the media moguls, he turns them against the propaganda industry. Distorting logos, icons and characters from popular culture, he re-makes them in startling and often confronting new ways.

In the work Nineteen Eighty-Four, the artist references the acclaimed George Orwell’s book, creating an alternative cover for it in his unique Pop Art style.

See more info about the work here.

  • Luis Lazo - I Never Felt Enough, 2018

Luis Lazo - I Never Felt Enough

A photographer from Chile, Luis Lazo interweaves personal memories, landscapes, and portraits, in order to reveal stories of shared experiences in a reflective and moving manner. His works capture the relationship of the human subject in time, history, and emotion.

The work I Never Felt Enough freezes the very story of Life, as a viewpoint of nature as colors transfix, and time and space reshape forever our perception.

See more info about the work here.

  • Salvador Dali - Femmes dans les vagues, 1969

Salvador Dalí - Femmes dans les vagues

A Spanish Surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí was certainly one of the most famous, interesting, eccentric and talked-about personalities in the art history. He combined avant-garde subject matter with academic style, paving the way for generations of artists to come.

Femmes dans les vagues is part of Les Hippies portfolio which consists of 11 or 12 drypoint etchings. The inspiration for this suite came from photographs taken in India by his longtime friend and publisher, Pierre Argillet.

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  • Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk - Chinese Fingernails, 2001

Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk - Chinese Fingernails

An American painter, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk employed various techniques on canvas, in paintings invariably featuring stunning female figures. Placed in the foreground, her heroines are seductive, almost erotic in nature, reminiscent of nineteenth-century feminine icons.

In the monochrome piece Chinese Fingernails, the artist depicted a luscious female nude, providing snapshots rather than narratives.

See more info about the work here.