I was in Arnotts last week and on the floor with their furniture there was a section with some art work. I was struck by a couple of paintings (I thought they were) of lower Manhattan skylines.
One of them was particularly striking and I was all set to buy it – for €380. There was 15% off, and I had a voucher as well that I had from Christmas.
But I decided to go home and check out the artist on line. However, I couldn’t find the artist anywhere. But I did find the name of the painting on art.com, where the “painting” was on sale as a print – for €80.
And for an extra couple of euros you could get it finished to have it actually be textured like the paintings in Arnotts.
Shop around, eh! Save yourself €300.