Beauty, as they say, often resides in the eyes of the beholder, leaving museum-goers with uncomfortable ocular itches and causing gallery workers temporary bouts of blindness. Let your eyes be dazzled with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $300 toward paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures at RoGallery, located in Long Island City. Redeem your Groupon online, over the phone, or in-store (by appointment only).
With more than 10,000 square feet of show space, RoGallery functions as a friendly foster home to the artwork of more than 5,000 widely recognized and obscure artists. Those interested in aesthetic adoption can make an appointment to visit the gallery's Long Island City location or opt to participate in RoGallery's online live and timed auctions, which establish an eBay-like bidding war between art lovers, staring each other down through the ether-filled webbernet. Previous live auctions baited buyers with such works as Robert Rauschenberg's Statue of Liberty ($500 "buy it now" value), a serigraph of Romero Britto's Eros ($350 "buy it now" value), and Jean Michel Folon's Rabbit ($200 "buy it now" value). With RoGallery's Picasso graphics estate collection, cosmopolitan customers can finally hang a master on their living-room wall or behind rear-view mirror dice. As the personal collection of Pablo's granddaughter Marina, the estate collection presents some of Picasso's greatest works, printed on high-quality Arches paper and signed and numbered in pencil by Marina and her pencil.