This article is part of the Five Dollar Art Treasures series.


If you've got five bucks, we've got the right art for you! We have scoured ebay for the best budget art you can purchase for under five dollars. These are real, active auctions, and they're waiting for your bids.

Easter rabbit egg by Delilah

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Price: US $0.95
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 inches
Medium: Oil
Seller's Description: "I am a full time artist. I graduated from the Western Michigan's Fine Arts Program and have a Masters Degree from Aqunias. Although each of my paintings is a unique expression, the common thread running through my work is a passion for color combined with highly textural passages and a fluid movement."
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Full time artist Delilah surges into the thriving marketplace of holiday-themed oil paintings with this treacly rendition of the Easter Bunny sure to leave the whole family guessing. Have a purple or bright yellow room? Did the paint curdle and clot into muddy lumps? This piece, simply titled "Easter rabbit egg" can complete the theme. Delilah expertly communicates her "passion for color" by using several. May actually be an Easter Dog, but we're reasonably sure that is an egg.


Pretty Face by shoozoo

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Price: US $0.99
Dimensions: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Seller's Description: "This ACEO original acrylic on canvas was painted by the seller who has sold her larger works along the NC coast and in Northern Virginia for several years. She likes the idea that affordable, miniature art is available to all."
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Shoozoo's "Pretty Face" cements the North Carolina coast's influential position in the art world and offers you an opportunity to snap up a delightfully asymmetrical dame for your home or office. The uncertain light sources radiate from the albino crab claws riveted to this lumpen lassie's face, yet beg the question, "Do you need ears for an earring?" Shoozoo answers playfully, "No." A conversation-starter for any room that is sure to unnerve pets and children with its gaze.


Toy Locomotive by 935susanne

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Price: US $1.58
Dimensions: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Oil
Seller's Description: "I started drawing and painting,when I was very little.It was always my favored thing to do.I entered a painting / drawing contest in school and did win the second price.The invitation was from Sihltal bahn a train located in Switzerland , where I grow up. That price surprised me at that time very much , but made me happy at the same time. It takes other people to see what you can do , or to see what you do.( some hundreds of school kids entered for that contest .) Art school was never a option , I was told, to learn a "real profession ",so I became a professional Gardner , but always was true to my passion. So now , so many years later,I am still drawing and painting."
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Swiss gardener turned painter Susanne reminds us all of the simple pleasure of being a dead retarded child looming monstrously over a train with "Toy Locomotive." Her use of "face" is expert here. Notice the way all of the paint seems to be combed in the same direction, a technique only years of experience can teach. The child hovers disembodied over the landscape, yet his attention is drawn to something beyond the frame. Perhaps some grander vista seen only with the insouciant eyes of a dead retarded child. Let your imagination finish the picture. Perfect for the house of a heavy smoker.


Untitled by Van Buskirk

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Price: US $0.99
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 inches
Medium: Art card
Seller's Description: "Limited Editions Print of an Original painting by Van Buskirk. From Wild Thing Art Gallery and Art Studio 99. I do not have A lot of rules."
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Van Buskirk's subject dominates the frame, drawing us into the face as if it were landscape. The artist presents a void between the eyes as a focal point in that inimitable Van Buskirk style. The bulging eyes and vast skull suggest cephalic deformities and even the roguish smile appears a function of a grossly misshapen jaw and cheek. For such a simple figure to suffer such anatomical contortions forces us to question the designs of our own creator just as we must question Van Buskirk. Does cruelty, madness, or apathy distill such tortured creatures?

Would look excellent peering out from behind stacks of hay in a barn loft or spread beneath the diarrhetic chute of your least favorite pigeon. Many have nightmared of owning a Van Buskirk original and now you can.

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