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

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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