I believe you should buy art that you love, art that touches and changes you, art that you want to live with, rather than buying art because it fits above your sofa and matches your throw pillows. That being said, I'm tempted to buy a few pieces but have no idea how they'll fit into the house I'm moving into sight-unseen, or if they'll work at all...
Right before a move is probably the absolute last time I should be spending money on art, but a few opportunities have presented themselves. I'll be attending the Southern Exposure's Monster Drawing Rally, and hope to score a piece for a song, with all proceeds going to SoEx! I'd really love to buy one of Julia Goodman's beautiful handmade-paper sculptures, as I think she and her work are lovely (I've gotten the chance to work with her the past few months). There are also a few photos I'd love to have printed on large, luxurious watercolor paper at Photoworks SF. I could always get them printed later and have them shipped, but I greatly resent shipping costs. None of these works of art will be huge, heavy, or unwieldy, but they're still wild cards.
Have you bought art without having a place to put it, or no idea if it would fit in? As irresponsible as it might feel, I think I'm going to go for it. After all, If I love them, they'll work, right?
(Image: Juan Enriquez/Kathryn & David's Mix of Modern & Craftsman Apartment)