3 Art Auctions Where You Can Actually Afford to Buy Stuff
Going once, going twice...
It’s time to roll up that Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster and make room for some art--some actual art. And no, you don’t have to sell your soul to Sotheby’s to get some gorgeous pieces for your place--your totally, 100 percent, grown-ass woman place.
Here are three auction houses in NYC that actually sell affordable stuff.
Take a trip to Long Island City (suck it up people, it’s only 20 minutes from Midtown on the train) and you could own original, framed fine art, like the Impressionist work above, for a few hundred bucks. This gorgeous painting is up for auction on February 13, and is estimated to sell for around $700.
37018 Northern Blvd. #301 (at E. Shore Rd.), Queens; 718-606-6300 or liveauctioneers.com/beaux-arts-auction
ROLAND AUCTION GALLERIES
OK, before you hit up West Elm, this East Village auction house is an absolute must for furniture. This stunning, restored antique Regency sofa, estimated at $1200, recently sold for $125. We’re not kidding. You’re welcome.
80 E. 11th St. (at Broadway); 212-260-2000 or rolandantiques.com