Re: Where can I buy pictures to hang?
- Why not take an excursion into the countryside and see if you can
rustle up some local artist? We have a really nice picture done by
the daughter of some friends we stayed with and it has a place of
honor in our home. The prices in the tourist areas are probably
pretty expensive, but I suspect if you get know know some of the
Ticos, they will have a friend /cousin who is an artist that would
be willing to let you buy an original for roughly the same as what
you see in the store. It is worth a shot.
- every Mall, most department stores, street vendors....even curbside "artists" sell tons and tons of pictures in all ranges of "good taste". Cemaco sells stuff. There are art galleries all over San Jose and in suburbs. You can even buy a picture and take it home by taxi. In Ferreterias, there are little tools called hammers, and little objects called nails (martillo, clavos), and with this you can hang these pictures. The issue of "good taste" is highly subjective....this means that what might be an attractive picture to you is bad art to another. For this reason, many people like to select their own art so they can choose giant blowups of pink kittens or Elvis Presley on velvet, or a reprint of Cezanne's apples. This entire gamut can be found in abundance in Costa Rica. Food is also sold in Costa Rica. This is found in supermarkets, but also can be purchased at small mom and pop stores called pulperias...............
- Gracias por el sarcasmo. However it was not the least bit helpful.
I have walked through a substantial part of downtown (from the
souvenir "mall" to Coca Cola), and checked many other places.
Nothing like what I am looking for. Cemaco is well known to sell
everything at absurd prices. I was looking for specifics.
- Thanks Fred. I agree and do plan to commission some work by one or
more local artists. At the moment however, I am looking for
something not ugly at dirt cheap prices since I am having a party at
my house this weekend. The walls are currently completely barren.
- Nice, REAL nice.
Typical CR humor or lovable assistance?
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