While art galleries and museums sometimes exhibit the same artists, art
museums tend to be much more limited in scope in terms of the type of art that
make it into a permanent collection. For many years, there was debate as to
whether photography was even an artform. That's obviously a silly argument to
make in the 21st century but the point here is don't expect to see much if any
photography in most art museums. Classic art museums typically focus on
European paintings and the closest thing you'll find to landscapes is the
Hudson River School of art paintings from the likes of Albert Bierstadt and
Thomas Cole. For the museums that do feature photography, even "modern art"
museums are more likely to focus on crusty old prints from deceased 20th century black and white
photographers than living photographers who photograph in color. There is
almost no color landscape photography represented in art museums much less from
If your goal is to buy artwork then note that it's nearly impossible to buy
artwork from a museum collection unless you're extremely wealthy and can strike
a private deal with the owner or organization. Many museum collections are
owned or were donated from billionaires such as Eli Broad and the Getty Family.
Fortunately there are much easier ways to acquire fine art that don't involve
being a billionaire or hiring an attorney.
Where can I buy museum-quality artwork without all the hassles?
Art Galleries. Typically the most expensive of the three
options presented here but you can be assured that there is a certain level
of quality associated with the artwork. You can find galleries in most
Art Festivals. If you want an art buying experience
within a social setting then art festivals might be up your alley. You'll
be surrounded by fellow art patrons, food and drinks while perusing the
different artist booths.
Artist Websites. There's simply no comparison when it
comes to sheer variety and personalized service than working directly with
an artist. Want to buy fine art landscape or nature photography? Want to
buy architecture photography? You can buy all the artwork that
you can't find in art museums. The only gatekeeper is you and figuring out
what type of art you want. If you want museum-quality artwork without all
the hassles and inflated price tag then this is the way to go.
How can I purchase your fine art photography prints?
Browse the online photo galleries on this website and take note of the Photo
ID# for each print you would like to buy. I'm usually available via phone or
email from 8 am to 8 pm (PST), 7 days a week. I can also create a lightbox for
you based on your needs. Once you have decided on which prints to purchase I
will send you an online invoice that can be paid by credit card or PayPal.
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Fine art photography prints by Richard Wong. This online gallery features my photography from the past two decades. In addition to showcasing my fine art prints, fineartphotographyprints.com was created as an educational resource to answer common questions for prospective art collectors. I mainly specialize in landscape, nature and travel photography. My photography has been published worldwide and I have publishing credits in many different publications. My fine art photography prints have sold to private collectors, art consultants and business owners. Exclusive limited-edition prints and premium open-edition prints are available for purchase. Please reach out to me via phone or email if I can assist you with your art installation project.