Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by local art with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of original Chicago-based paintings and more at Art de Triumph, located in Lakeview.
Featuring artwork from renowned painter and framer Nancie King Mertz, Art de Triumph offers a selection of elegant, gorgeously crafted original paintings and Giclée prints of Chicago, Italy, and other international cities. Diehard Chicagoans can spruce up the living room or basement karate cell with a print from Art de Triumph’s gallery of Chicago scenes, ranging from a nighttime depiction of the Chicago Water Tower ($105 for 10.2"x24" print) to a serene springtime pond contrasting with the background skyline ($95 for a 12"x15" canvas print). Scenes from Italy make charming greeting cards, with Italian Shadows portraying a quaint, flower-studded staircase ($4 for one 5"x7" card). With meticulously crafted and aesthetically soothing art of New England, Spain, Great Britain, Greece, and Mexico, you’ll have plenty of options to decorate the set for The Price is Right's Showcase Showdown.
Art de Triumph owner Ron Mertz’s specializes in making high-resolution Giclée prints of Nancie King Mertz’s artwork, making painstaking adjustments until the prints match the original. And paintbrush-obsessives can chat with the painter herself at the Art de Triumph store, where she spends nearly all week painting, crafting specialty frames, and solving stolen bike mysteries with the spirit of Botticelli.
Art de Triumph has a perfect five-star average from six Yelpers:
Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios
At Art de Triumph, local artist Nancie King Mertz showcases her original paintings and pastels and outfits clients' masterpieces in custom frames. Much like the courtroom artist at Rod Blagojevich's trial, Mertz often draws inspiration from iconic Chicagoan figures, rendering portraits including The Bean (also known as Cloud Gate) and the Wrigley Building. The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau named Mertz the Artist of the Year from 2005 through 2007, acknowledging her expertise with watercolor, oil, and pastel. In addition to ready-wear wall art, Art de Triumph deals in custom frames, helping clients select and customize matting and framing for photos, posters, and other important memorabilia such as the CTA card used to travel to the studio.
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