New York City is a contradictory kind of town. It’s a place where $250 dinner prix fixe menus are just as easy to find as $2.50 street vendor hot dogs. Nowhere are those fluctuations more evident than in the city's art scene. It’s home to some of the most astute art collectors on the planet—the kind who can afford to pay $120 million for a pastel version of The Scream—yet its storefronts (and sidewalks) are littered with talented artists and galleries who are selling original works for about .005 percent of the cost of a Munch painting. You just need to know where to find them (and no, IKEA doesn’t count).
To help you in that endeavor, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to browse—and buy—on the (relatively) cheap. Here are 10 Places to Buy Affordable Art in New York.