Well... we at MAO thought Jen Bekman was a secret find of ours.. NOT!! We totally love her blog personism.. and we always go shopping every week at her amazing 20x200 art project, like here and here...which is bringing cool art to the masses.
(photo by Gabriele Stabile, of Jen with her dog Ollie)
But.. it now looks like Jen has arrived, to the Big time..via the New York Times (Why it's in the Home and Garden section we have no idea....like what's up with that?).
Congrats to Jen Bekman.. clearly you're a new force to be reckoned with on the Lower East Side gallery world! XXOOXX MAO
Here's the New York Times Story by Julie Scelfo, Easing the Pain of Collecting.
There is even a Multimedia link on-line for the MP3 And if that wasn't enough good news for Jen...
Hmm.. MAO, being a total numbers geek, we were wondering.. Just how
financially amazing is Jen's 20x200 project...not that anyone but MAO is counting. So.... with..
200 prints at $20 = $4,000 + 20 prints at $200 = $4,000 + 2 prints at $2,000 = $4,000
For a grand total of $12,000.. very nice..
And if they do 2 prints per week for 52 weeks per year... that's $1,248,000 per year. Now that's SWEET! Way to go Jen!
If Jen split's that with her artists...thats.. a nice tidy some of doe-rae-mee to help out some new young artists, make some young collectors happy.. and feed her cute pup Ollie too!!