Wednesday, July 01, 2009

20x200: (limited editions x low prices) + the internet = art for everyone

Have you visited this site? Jen Bekman, the genius behind Personism, one of my favorite blogs, is also responsible for the 20x200 project. If you love art, then you have to get yourself there immediately!

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by Christian Chaize

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by Matthew Tischler

Here's some more information about 20x200 directly from the site...Just don't say I didn't warn you...there is so much beautiful art there that you will spend hours of your day just pointing and clicking without knowing where the time went (I speak from experience):

"As we see it, there are a lot of people out there who want to sell their art and a lot of people who'd like to buy it. They just have a hard time finding each other. The internet is the perfect place to bring those people together, and we're exactly the right people to make it happen. We're passionate about art and the internet at 20x200. We're really excited about creating a place where almost any art lover can be an art collector.

We introduce two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper. Most images are available in three sizes. When we first launched, the smallest size was reprinted in the largest batch – an edition of 200 – and sold at the lowest price – $20. Hence the name 20x200. (200x20 just didn't sound as good.) We've since gotten a little more creative with our editions and print sizes. While we've always offered bigger prints for bolder collectors - 17"x22" editions of 20 for $200, and 30"x40" editions of 2 for $2000, we now also offer something in between - 11"x14" editions of 500 for $50 and 20"x24" editions of 50 for $500. We may occasionally offer editions at other sizes and price points. Every single print is delivered with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Jen Bekman opened her pocket-sized gallery on the Lower East Side nearly 5 years ago with the mission of supporting emerging artists and collectors, and she's made a name for herself doing just that. 20x200 takes the mission one step further, making art available for everyone.

On a Sunday night back in January2007, Jen came up with a formula:
(limited editions x low prices) + the internet = art for everyone

20x200 has received a lot of attention since Jen first mentioned it in GOOD Magazine back in April 2007. There have been online write-ups and there's some good old traditional print press too: Domino Magazine, the New York Times, New York Magazine, GQ, Sunset Magazine, PDN, Houston Chronicle, New York Post, ReadyMade, STEP and Dwell Magazine have all done features on us so far, and there's more to come."

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by Mike Monteiro

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by Fernanda Cohen

Visit the Jen Bekman Gallery gallery if you're in NYC...

6 spring street
New York City 10012
212.219.0166
info@jenbekman.co

Today's soundtrack:
Duran Duran - Rio

Whenever this song comes on my ipod I feel like stopping whatever I'm doing and dancing. Usually I'm either on the subway, at the gym on the dreaded elliptical or just walking down the street...not surprisingly if I did actually just stop and dance it's unlikely that anyone would care...I do live in New York after all. A random woman dancing to music that only she can hear is just another day in my hometown. I love it here.


PS--How is it already July?!

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14 comments:

Keith said...

These are great. I love the first one. I wish I was there.

Kristin said...

Suddenly I feel like dancing in the sun.

Jessie Cacciola said...

isn't it awesome!? i love this site. and did you check out my interview with Fernanda? She's so amazing. :)

The Lil Bee said...

Those top two are two of my all-time faves. I absolutely love those screen shots and the beach mesmerizes me every time!

Couture Carrie said...

OMG I am in LOVe with this post!
1) Love Rio by Duran Duran.
2) Am totally impressed with that first photo.
3) Can't believe it's July either!

xoxox,
CC

Carlotta said...

the first one reminds me of my fav beach in sperlonnga love them!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the Christian Chaize's beach...perfect summer photograph. Can't believe it's already mid year either...my-my-my time flies indeed~
XO*

Savvy Mode SG said...

yup july already. i can barely keep up with the days.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I want to dance on the street in NYC.

I told my therapist about you.

Amazing!

...love Maegan said...

How cool are you for posting other artist's/photographer's work?!!?!? super cool ;)

I LOVE the first one.

I also LOVE Duran Duran.

and

I LOVE your works too :)

valerie said...

hot dog one is so appropriate for this weekend's hot dog eating contest!

Chessa! said...

Keith, I wish I was there too! I am mentally. His photos are so gorgeous...

Kristen...so do I!!

Jessie, I checked out the interview and loved it! thank you so much for sharing it. I also love Fernanda's website...check it out, everyone!
http://www.fernandacohen.com/

Melisa, are they really? great minds, lady! There is so much beautiful art on 20x200 and after navigating around for a long while...these are the ones that spoke to me the most.

Carrie, haha! So happy you like it! I LOVE Duran Duran so much and Rio is an all-time favorite. ALL-TIME!! You should check out the other works by the artist. the concept is so cool and the images are so imaginative and evocative.

Carlotta, I want to go to that beach! :)

Lenore...it's really freaking me out how quickly the year is flying by! I just want to enjoy the summer...the weather is finally getting a little bit better in NYC.

Savvy...I just want to stop time for a little bit. It's going too fast!!

Liz...SOOON!! We will dance together. :) wait...you told your therapist about how fabulous I am? ;-) love these prints...he has some that are even better but this one made me crack up.

Maegan, I am always inspired by other peoples' work so OF COURSE I would share it here! :) I just think that these things NEED to be seen...and this blog is about everything I love:) xx

valerie, that illustration is so fantastic on so many levels...
I completely forgot about the contest...do you think any of the contestants will be naked like this guy? GOD I hope not! lol

Dream Sequins said...

Chessa - I'm familiar with the concept, but thanks for reminding me! I love looking at art that I can actually afford!! xx D

Jon Vander Plas said...

20x200 is great! Check out wozofoto.com - a similar concept, with a daily deal on fine art photography. 8x10s are only $10.