Buying Affordable Art Online No. 9 –

Buying Affordable Art Online 9 –

If you have a spare $175 then you just qualified to become an art investor. The awesome people at the Humble Arts Foundation have just released a limited edition print of the photograph “Pink Dots” by the up and coming photographer Grant Willing. Grant’s work is currently being exhibited on the Humble Arts Foundation website in an online solo show titled “south/west, north/east, and grand country” that features works from three different bodies of work all of which involve an exploration of the geographical features that define a particular place and the way we interact with that place.

The image “Pink Dots” is from the “Grand Country” series which is focused on the specific region of Grand Country, Colorado where Grant spent much of his childhood holidays and took part in various different forms of recreation such as snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and boating. According to Grant, in the series “Grand Country” he is “revisiting the locations of my childhood and investigating this area that has been dedicated to leisure and tourism”

Photograph is a difficult medium to critique because of the but I always know that a photograph is good when I keep going back to the image which I have been doing with “Pink Dots”. I particularly like the contrast between the logs and the snow that creates a real sense of depth as well as the way the pink dots seem to jump out from the image when you focus on the trees in the background or the snow in the foreground.

Grant Willing was born in 1987 and grew up in the suburbs of Denver, CO. He is currently in his third year studying photography at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. Grant has been featured in a number of print and online publications including Hijacked, A Field Guide to the North American Family, and Ny Arts Magazine. He is interested in photographing small town America.

As always, Humble Arts is offering this photograph in a very small edition of ten (a smaller edition equals better a investment) each of which is signed and numbered by the artist (as all good investment quality photographs should be). If you would like to invest in the future of a promising your artist for less than the price of many mass produced posters then you can purchase the photograph here:

image: “Pink Dots” by Grant Willing

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

4 Responses

  1. I love this image too. Our taste in photos seems to be very similar.

  2. Indeed it does. Great minds think alike 🙂

  3. Hi Nicholas,

    In the same vein could I just mention Fragments, our ultra affordable art project where some well known artists have created work for us for only $63 a pop. Be great to get your views on it –


  4. Artery Gallery

    Aiming to make original artwork more affordable and accessible. Exhibiting local, national and international artists.

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