While stocking your pad with legit art can make otherwise intelligent women want to get nice, art's capricious pricing can leave you feeling even more screwed. Purchase with confidence, at 20x200
Run by an NY emerging-artists gallerist, 20x200 peddles a substantial range of accessible, limited-edition works, all on a blessedly transparent price-scale: 200 smaller prints for $20/pop, 20 mediums for $200, and 2 big boys for $2000, basically a food pyramid of art, minus the decades of government-sponsored lies, and vegetables. Every Tuesday, a new painting/drawing's posted (Wednesday offerings're all photos) from artists 'round the world; work ranges from stunning landscapes, to what's-this-inspired-by? abstract-ish stuff, to naked fat men chowing down alongside hot-dog carts (ah, summer nights). You can bone up on the artists with handy profile pages, and get the delicate geniuses' own takes on their work -- giving you relayable-to-partygoers insight into why the canny implementation of perspective coalesces with the...hold on a second, I need to check for something on my computer.
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