I recently heard about 20x200, a site that spotlights artists and makes it possible for anyone to become an art collector.
As per their site:
As we see it, there are a lot of people out there who want to sell their art and a lot of people who'd like to buy it. They just have a hard time finding each other. The internet is the perfect place to bring those people together, and we're exactly the right people to make it happen. We're passionate about art and the internet at 20x200. We're really excited about creating a place where almost any art lover can be an art collector.
We introduce two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper. Each image is available in three sizes.* The smallest size is reprinted in the largest batch – an edition of 200 – and sold at the lowest price – $20. Hence the name 20x200. (200x20 just didn't sound as good.) We also offer bigger prints for bolder collectors - medium-sized editions of 20 for $200, and large-sized editions of 2 generally for $2000 (some of the large sized editions will actually be original pieces of art and prices will vary a bit). Every single print is delivered with a certificate of authenticity numbered by the artist.
Great idea, right?! I thought so, and am now happily the new owner of the fantastic print pictured above. It's called 'Birds of the Rockies' and the artist is Laura Levine. I bought the small size print, which is now sold out (as is the medium size)... but hey, this print would be amazing in the large size if you have $2000 to spare!