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Best Place to Imitate Art

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It used to be that you needed a rare and elusive quality called "talent" to be an artist. Old school artists had talent, but then again they had wretched lives -- what with all the pigment grinding and ceiling painting. Now you just need SAM FLAX INC.. Sable brushes and pre-mixed paints in every hue are enough to trump actual artistic ability; at least that's what you'll think as you stroll through the store. With chi-chi pens by Caran D'Ache and D'Arches paper, a brand used by the likes of Henri Mattisse, Sam Flax supplies everything for artists but the absinthe.

1460 Northside Drive, 404-352-7200. www.samflax.com

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