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June 20, 2006

New Kiki Smith Etchings at Reasonable Prices

Kiki_smith_home_2006 Well.. I'm not sure if these are really cheap enough worthy to be considered a

MAO Art Buy of the Month...

There are two new

Kiki Smith etchings by Crown Point Press.

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I picked them up last week, so I'm not sure if they are still available. It would seem people were just buying everything at Art Basel where they were first displayed last week.

The first one, which I liked the best, is titled "HOME" and the second is called "STILL" both made in 2006.

OK.. so, here's 10 11 of my best rationalizations for buying something I really don't need!!

  1. I really liked the images.. colors and tonal quality are quite beautiful
  2. The images just stuck in my head immediately
  3. Given how crazy expensive anything by an established artist seems to be today.. I thought they were reasonably priced at $3,000 each
  4. The edition was small  of only 20
  5. They were nice sized prints 26 1/2 by 31 inches
  6. I'm a Kiki Smith Fan, I just Love, LUV, loved her last few books and shows! MOMA, The Walker & SFMOMA..etc..
  7. Some Kiki Smith work has been selling at sky hi prices very well at the last few auctions
  8. I've been wanting to add her work to my collection for a while now
  9. How can you not like art by someone named KIKI! Watch this cool video of KIKI!
  10. Their social message/statement I found interesting and provocative, and
  11. They seem cheap to photography prints by other living artist of similar reputations

OK, So maybe not maybe worth pointing out to everyone. But, hey, what do I know. Plus Crown Point Press does some really great work.

Maybe yesterday was a slow art news day and maybe Tyler was too tired or hungover from a wild weekend to write something real, but I was impressed to see Tyler Green writing about a "big" donation of Crown Point Press Prints to the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)..  But he also pointed out something I didn't know (da.. like, no surprise there!!), but, there is a current small show of Crown Point Press Etchings at the de Young. Thanks Tyler!

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Hey MAO..
Nice choice.. I think Kiki Smith is brilliant!

Good choice...up to $4000 each now. And attractive, too. I like Crown Point Press, although I'm waiting for another Thiebaud edition.

Are you purchases for sale? If so contact me. Thanks!
Catherine Sullivan, Curator
Turner Print Museum
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820
530-898-4476
email: csullivan@exchange.csuchico.edu

Kiki always a good choice, but seems you chose some of her 'easy' pieces.- I enjoyed your reasons....

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