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Original art is expensive. I’ve been looking for an oversized abstract painting for my house for a while now, but it’s just so hard sometimes to fork over all that money for one item despite how well you can rationalize (it’s an original piece, no one else will have the same one, it will appreciate, etc.). I like to collect a nice mixture of original and affordable art, and I live by the rule of thumb that I will purchase one original piece of art every few years to add to my collection. If you’ll recall, this past year, I bought a sculpture and commissioned a painting (see it hanging here).

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