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Art Rental

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As an abstract artist, I notice people's reactions to my paintings and how they aren't always sure what to make of it at first. I've noticed that if they get to sit and spend a little time in my studio or home looking at them they start to see things in the paintings. Sometimes it may be on their 4th or 5th visit to my studio that their eyes suddenly brighten and they say OH WOW I JUST NOTICED THAT THERE IS A FACE IN THERE or HEY I NEVER NOTICED THAT BLAH BLAH BLAH etc etc. So, I was thinking that art rental might be a nice option for some people who need to ponder a painting before they can get a feel whether they would like to OWN it. Also, it would provide the opportunity to revolve art thru your home, change it up so to speak and keep things fresh and stimulating for the minds of the house dwellers. Not to mention that it would also provide opportunities to decorate your home temporarily for a party or some event. Another option could be RENT TO OWN.
I'mGoingtoMarryJackWhite, Jan 08 2010

Art Rental http://www.artrenta...e.com/html/home.asp
[leinypoo13, Jan 08 2010]


       A management company between individual artists and art consumers is a good idea. I could even see them coming over once every couple months and changing all the art on all your walls as a regular service, stuff that they selected online. Insurance is the issue, but +.
leinypoo13, Jan 08 2010

       This exists in many large cities. Try a google search for "art" and "rental" and maybe the name of a nearby urban area.
jutta, Jan 08 2010

       It did exist at the Indiana Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA some years ago if not still.   

       It would be nice o rent a nude performance art.   

       Hey! How about renting a stay in your studio?
Mustardface, Jan 09 2010

       My hometown public library in the late '60s had a modest (~250 pcs for a town of 6000) collection of paintings which could be borrowed for 90 days, renewable unless someone else had made a request.   

       I think there was a card catalog of polaroid photos of the paintings, and some means of categorization.
csea, Jan 09 2010

       Isn't this a bit like saying "After three of four servings of my lobster stew, customers start to be able to taste the lobster"?   

       If I have to do art, I want it to come right out and say "This is a haywain" or whatever. If I have to figure it out for myself I don't consider it good value.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 24 2015

       A few months ago I saw a painting I Just Had To Have. Except I didn't have enough cash on me and my bankcard account was titsup. I only head out that way a couple times a year: perhaps it will still be there. It would have been nice to just rent to own.   

       Meanwhile artwork rental is a known business.
FlyingToaster, Aug 24 2015

       // I didn't have enough cash on me// But I bet you had a phone camera and a colour printer.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 24 2015

       You just lost that bet, on both counts : I've managed to eschew cellphones so far* and, while I do have a printer, it's an A3 black & white laser that dims the lights when it starts up*.   

       The painting was of a native warrior silhouetted on a sunrise/set. Crudely executed, but poignant.   

       * I have, however, spent much time teasing salesdroids of same, but my list of demands is always longer than their list of so-called features.   

       * okay, maybe the lights don't dim (much) but it is quite the production of whirring and clanking. Prints good once it's settled in, though.
FlyingToaster, Aug 24 2015


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