I was reading a friend's blog today. She smartly observed that Urban Outfitters, and 'fauxtiques' like it, tout being indie retailers when they are in fact selling mass-produced, foreign-made items. While I have some smarmy things to say about hipsters and stores who market to them, I'll skip to the major point:
If you're going for individual style, why buy something that's mass-produced? This goes for all art that surrounds your life––clothes, accessories, jewelry… ARTWORK.
Hipster reasoning would drive you to buy art so you could tell people you bought art (deck!). And, of course, supporting local art makes you a better person. Or you could buy art just because you like it (and you're tired of the same old IKEA prints).
These are fun––Acrylic on canvas, 16x24" (top) Blue Me Over & Red My Rights $59e or $79pair (bottom) Arbutus & Tussuck $59e or $79pair: