16 posts categorized "MAO ART Buy of the Month"

April 07, 2010

Friday May 7th...A Great new Photography Show Opens in Chelsea, Save the Date!

Friday May 7th... A Great new Photography Group Show, American ReConstruction, Opens up in Chelsea at the super art bloggers run amuck hot and innovative Winkleman Gallery, So

Save the Date! This opening is one not to be missed!! People will probably call this "THE Art Event of the Spring 2010 Season!." 

Plus, A big MAO congratulations go out to the 6 lucky new young talented artists which have been chosen for this show. Trust MAO, your careers in the Art World will never be the same!

More details to follow. (Photo below by Mark Lyon, Landscape For The People Series, "Ford F150 Tailgate", 2009, 24" x 60", C-Print) Slide1

November 02, 2009

MAO Art Buy of the Month.. by Catherine Opie only $650 !!

OK.. this one if going to sellout very quickly. So act now.. or it will be gone.

This is a photograph by a MAO favorite artist... Catherine Opie.

You probably saw Catherine Opie's huge blockbuster solo show at the Guggenheim Museum last year, or bought her amazing photobook.. Catherine Opie American Photographer.

Anyway.. Catherine Opie is possibly one of the most important American photographers of her generation, MAO frequently thinks of her as the Walker Evans of the 21st Century. No matter if you love her work or not.. every viewer MAO knows will certainly have something to say once you've seen Catherine Opie's photographs. Which is always one of the marks of an important artist. Only time will tell.

For MAO, Catherine has truly been the voice and eyes of the new generation in contemporary art photography. Her work is always loaded with powerful social and political punches.  Which is exactly what makes this particular photo super striking. 

Actually, MAO was a bit shocked our friends at Aperture didn't tell us about this in new limited edition in advance, but MAO was luckily enough to be tipped off today by a very kind devoted blog reader.Thank You.. Thank You.. THANK YOU!!

This is an amazing deal, at only $650, and this image will go up in price very quickly as the edition sells out.

FYI.. Catherine Opie prints sell for huge amounts of money! MAO thinks the last ones we saw at an art fair were starting at $9,000 for similar size images. Plus this is a great powerful and political image by Catherine Opie. An image... so very "Of our Time!" We loved it, and can't wait to see if Catherine has done more work like this.   Buy it here...NOW! You won't regret it.

Catherine_opie_30_miutes "30 Minutes after the Inauguration"


Catherine Opie ( b. 1961)

edition size: 25 and 5 artist’s proofs
image size:
paper size: 16 x 20 in.
C-print

$650 - ..oops.. Now Just $750 

Price to increase thereafter

FYI..We confirmed with Aperture Officials.. This Photo is signed and editioned by Catherine Opie

Description:

Catherine Opie's photographs include series of portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. Moving from the territory of the body to the framework of the city, Opie's various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural portraiture. Catherine Opie's "Inauguration" series continues Opie's exploration of documentary photography and examines the historic significance of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. These photographs capture this moment in American history and reveal not only its glory but also the aftermath which is not revealed in the media.

Aperture is pleased to make this very special limited-edition photograph by acclaimed contemporary artist Catherine Opie available to our collecting audience.

Catherine Opie was born in 1961. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985, and an MFA from CalArts in 1998. In 2000, Opie was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Yale University, and in 2001 she accepted the position of Professor of Photography at UCLA. Catherine Opie has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2008, a mid-career survey of her work, entitled, "Catherine Opie: American Photographer," was on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Opie has also exhibited at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, SITE Santa Fe, the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

September 17, 2009

The MAO Art Buy of the Month - Sarah Pickering Print at Aperture!

This one is going too fast already we almost didn't want to post it.

But, if you're a pyrotechnic maniac Sarah Pickering Fan like MAO.. you better act now! Those smart longtime MAO readers know Pickering.. she's a total blast! We've been following her career at MAO for sometime.

In fact, the last time pre-Art Market Crashthere was a benefit print from Sarah Pickering featured as a MAO ART Buy of the Month, the entire edition Blew Out in just 2 days!  

But, for those who don't know this British Bombshell Sarah's work.. check out her website here..

Sarah also has a new think high profile photo monograph coming out from the Aperture Foundation in the Spring 2010. 

Anyway, this smokinprint was just officially posted last week for sale.. and it has already sold out of the first 10 from the edition of only 30 photo prints.

Sarah_Pickering_ARTILLERY Artillery, 2005
edition size: 30 and 5 artist's proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 12 x 12 in.
paper size: 14 x 14 in.
C-print

Note : The First 10 prints : $550, Nos. 11-20: $700, Nos. 21-30: $850

Right, now the print price is at only $700. So if you like it, you better order this one ASAP

<Click Here> to Buy... or it will be gone.

Or you can email... The Aperture Print Manager..

Kellie McLaughlin kmclaughlin@aperture.org

Oh.. And be sure to tell them MAO sent you.. cause then they'll give you the MAO special discount treatment.

June 05, 2009

MAO Art Buy of the Month.. The Aperture Party June 18th Benefit Print !

MAO Art Buy of the Month.. The Aperture Party June 18th Benefit Print !

OK..My little MAO-ettes.. this is a great buy.

Thomas_Allen_SomeLikeItHot_ApertureSo the Aperture Foundation got artist Thomas Allen to donate this amazing print for their First Annual Summer Party on June 18th.

So, anyone who buys a party ticket for $150, gets this cool hot print for free!

The print is an 8 x 10 signed C-Print, in an edition of 250.

So, Even if you can't make it to the party.. the print is worth well over $150.

More info on Photographer Thomas Allen, you'll find it here.

This great print and party event tickets can be purchased here : 

 http://www.aperture.org/somelikeithot/

Here are the Event Details..See you at the Party!

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APERTURE SUMMER PARTY
SOME LIKE IT HOT!

 http://www.aperture.org/somelikeithot/

 APERTURE’S FIRST SUMMER PARTY
 THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 8:00-11:00 PM
 
 COCKTAILS AND FESTIVITIES, PLUS:
 An  exclusive  limited-edition  print by Thomas Allen, commissioned byAperture!
 A raffle of choice items, including a commissioned portrait by MatthewPillsbury!
 Live music by Garage-Rock Band the Willowz!
 CO-CHAIRED BY: Michael Foley, Michael Hoeh, Cathy Kaplan, Severn Taylor
 
 
 Please join Aperture for the foundation’s first summer party celebrating
 great photography and music at Aperture’s fabulous gallery space in the
 heart  of  Chelsea’s  art  district. The backdrop for the party is the
 spectacular Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography
 
exhibition, curated by Lyle Rexer.
 
  http://www.aperture.org/edgeofvision

 Tickets are $150 for a single, and $150 for a double. All ticket holders
 (single and dual) will receive an exclusive limited edition print by Thomas
 Allen
(pictured above) created specially for the event. Guests will mingle
 with Aperture artists, enjoy cocktails and canapés, have the chance to win
 spectacular raffle items, including a commissioned portrait by Matthew
 Pillsbury, and hear the live music from the  Willowz  "One of America's most promising young bands."-The Village Voice.
   
  http://thewillowz.com

 Some Like It Hot is co-chaired by Michael Foley, Aperture patron and
 collector Michael Hoeh and Aperture board members Cathy Kaplan, and Severn Taylor.
 
 All  proceeds  from the party will go towards Aperture’s publications, exhibitions, and public programs.
 
 WHEN AND WHERE:
 
 THURSDAY, June 18, 2009
 8:00 pm
 
 Aperture Gallery
 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
 New York, NY 10001

 
 (212) 505-5555
 
 Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th
 Avenue

February 23, 2009

MAO Art Buy of the Month... a new Multiple from Compound Editions

MAO Art Buy of the Month...  a new multiple from Compound Editions is now available!
So.. today we have something egg-stra special for my little Art Buying MAO-ettes.

Some of you may already have read about this new wonderful series of editioned contemporary art called, Compound Editions. Here's their website for the project. It's been hatched as the brain child of Gallery / Art Blogger extra-ordinarier Edward Winkleman, and the innovative chicks at the Schroeder Romero Gallery. Known to their art friends as WinkleSchRoe.. or was that SchroRoWink? Anyway...for those who don't know, these 2 galleries rule the roost down there at the dead far west end of 27th street in Chelsea.

FYI, this new collaboration. is only a 4 month old project. But Compound Editions has already garnered some very impressive attention from both, Art & Auction Magazine, plus this month's Art In America!  Wow, these art hustlers bright gallerist sure do work fast!

Andy_Yoder_All_Your_Eggs So the contemporary art market may have already killed the goose.. but there's still a few golden eggs left to be had by astute collectors!

Just a few days ago, Compound Edition already released their Second Artist Multiple.

This time it has been created by the thoughtful conceptual artist, Andy Yoder, and you can rest assured this one is going over easy!

We at MAO have recently learned this edition is already more than half sold out.

Well, we can certainly see why, sculptor Andy Yoder has created a hard to boil pass up, totally witty, must have, art object. It's friendly, familiar and it has perfectly scrambled encapsulated the uneasy feelings during these difficult times in the Art World.

This edition consists of 3 gilded golden eggs, neatly nestled in a pile of shredded US currency..all encased in a cute little protective wooden (Pine?) box. The object is titled "All Your Eggs." And we just love it..you might say we're a bit eggs-tatic over here at MAO with this one!


Andy Yoder
All Your Eggs
2009
4.25" x 7.25" x 7.25"

23 carat gold, clay, wood, excelsior, and shredded U.S. currency
Edition of 100, plus 10 APs.
$100.00 each

You can read more about these projects here... www.compound-editions.blogspot.com and you can see more of Andy Yoder's work here on his artist website.

So, to get your own little Andy Yoder art nest eggs..just email them ASAP at

CompoundEditions@gmail.com

cause this one will not last..even in this terrible slowing economy.

It's been frequently stated on wall street, "This economy is worse than a painful divorce, cause you have lost half your total net worth and you're still stuck with your wife!"  So everyone, try to look on the sunny side, MAO knows, your stock portfolios maybe all cracked up, and your 401k is now only a 201k..but at least with only $100 bucks, you can still afford enjoy a cool new original work of contemporary art!

December 10, 2008

MAO art Buy of the MONTH... photo by Catherine Opie

MAO art Buy of the MONTH... a photo + the limited Edition book by Catherine Opie
OK.. my little MAO Christmas art shoppers... This is probably the best kept secret of the year.
Along with the new great catalog publication for Catherine Opie's American Photographer show at the Guggenheim.. there is a limited edition slip cased book with an amazing print for only $400.

The edition is only sized in 100 copies, and comes in a bright red slip case.

We checked it out this week.. and this is a good one! They have them at the Guggenheim book store now, and it sounds like VERY few people have actually seen it yet.

But for only $400 ($360 for Gugg Members.. I believe this week they have a 25% Member off special till Monday) you get an amazing portrait of Justin Bond (aka Kiki of the performance team - Kiki & Herb)

Catherine_Opie_Justin Bond (photo by Catherine Opie : Justin Bond, 1993, Inkjet print, 10 x 8 inches, Ed. 100.)

Here's the link to order online... Click Here
We're not sure what the member code is to put in..but you can call..

Customer Service 1071 5th Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10128 Fax: 212-423-3640 Phone: 1-800-329-6109
Visit them:

GUGGENHEIM STORE, NEW YORK
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, New York 10128
Store Hours
SAT-WED, 9:30 AM-6:15 PM
THUR, 11 AM-6 PM
FRI, 9:30 AM-8:30 PM


GUGGENHEIM HERMITAGE STORE, LAS VEGAS
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Store Hours
MON-SUN, 9 AM-9 PM
Store Information, call 702-414-2490

ALSO..if you've not seen the show yet... don't miss it!
Catherine Opie, American Photographer closes at the Guggenheim on Jan 7th.

September 11, 2008

MAO Art Buy of the Month - Edward Burtynsky at Blind Spot !

MAO Art Buy of the Month - Edward Burtynsky at Blind Spot !

OK... my little MAO-ettes...you better act quick..cause these will be sold out in a few days or maybe even hours.

Click here.. but you have to click the right arrow a few times to find it..

 BurtynskyRefne Edward Burtynsky

Oil Refineries, No 22, Saint John,

New Brunswick, 1999

$1,100

Digital c-Print

16 x 20

Edition of 15

These were just posted a few minutes ago..and MAO already bought 4 !

(And NO..!! MAO didn't buy 4 of these Burtynsky prints.. but 4 from the new set of Bind Spot's 15th Anniversary Editions )

They also have totally amazing new prints from Stephen Shore, Roe Ethridge, Alec Soth, Richard Misrach, James Welling , Larry Sultan, and Katy Grannan in the 15th Anniversary Editions.. all at super deals, many at $900.  Even in this crashing US economy, These editions will not last long, so get them fast!!

June 25, 2008

MAO Art Buy of the Month - photo by Hank Willis Thomas

MAO Art Buy of the Month - photo by Hank Willis Thomas. OK...My little greedy MAO-ettes..we have a deal for you!

Hank_Willis_Thomas_Branded_Chest_2003 So, some MAO readers may have seen this print already... but the nice people at Light Work just cut the price by 10%.

Branded Chest, 2003
Platinum print, 10 x 6.5"

Hank Willis Thomas $450.00 $405.00
Order your print on-line here

It was a great deal even at the original price.. but now it's that much better!

We've loved this young artists work ever since we first saw his show of the B®anded Series at the hot Jack Shainman Gallery in 2006. We at MAO, think this image is one of the most powerful works by Mr. Thomas. It's going to be iconic!

Additionally, the career of  Mr. Thomas is on the rise.. with recipient of the 2007 Renew Media Arts Fellowship (Rockefeller Foundation) and the Aperture West Book Prize for a publication of his work in 2008.

FYI..with your purchase of this Platinum print..you also get a free 1 year subscription to Contact Sheet. It's one of the most cutting edge publications of emerging art photographers. They also have a $900 Benefactor Category..which is a great deal as well!

December 19, 2007

Brian Ulrich Prints for only $20 on the Jen Bekman 20 x 200 Project Website

Attention MAO Shoppers... !!

Ulrich_brian_thrift_200x20 There is one more Photography collector bargain left out there in cyber space!!

The amazing blogger (Not If But When) and photographer Brian Ulrich.. has been spreading the Christmas cheer.. His new project from the COPIA series on Thrift shops looks amazing.. and now you can buy one of his photographs for only $20.

I shit  kid you not ! Twenty Dollars !! that's Two-Zero! Twenty!

Just click here..

and the Wonderful Jen Bekman and her Gallery.(also a kickass wise blogger : Personism). will offer you this print in one of the 3 the 2 sizes!

DAMN! Only the small and mediums are left.. you snooze you lose folks..

But get them soon..cause with Rhona Hoffman, Julie Saul, Robert Koch, and Quality Pictures galleries (like how many galleries are selling this guys stuff, anyway???) all are selling Brian's work for big bucks..this one is not going to last!

It's already almost 50% sold out and that's in the first hour. Congrats to Brian and Jen..

Oh... and if you missed out on this print.. you can always get a copy of the Brian Ulrich book, MP3 here at Aperture.

December 12, 2007

MAO Art Buy of the Month by Famed Photographer Catherine Opie

OK.. my little MAO-ettes.. this one is almost too good to believe...but yes..

It's totally legit..and such a deal plus you get to help a great charity!

Catherine_opie_olpc_project_luminai There's this amazing charity called.. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). Here's more about the OLPC charity.

The charity's mission is to provide a means of learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly 2 billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. They look to provide a laptop to help connect and educate children...so what could be better then that??

Well.. how about also getting a one of a kind signed 11" x 14" color photo from one of America's most sought after photographers for just a $500 donation (aka.. a tax deduction).. ??

Actually it's a $400 donation and for $100, and you'll get a signed photo.

FYI.. a typical editioned Catherine Opie photo of this print size would sell easily for over $3,000 in a gallery...plus these are all unique! Not bad!  Here's more on Catherine Opie.

So Catherine Opie created a project of 100 images where she took photo's (both landscapes and portraits) of the artist's neighborhood of Los Angles and Three Rivers as a backdrop for the OLPC laptop.

Dr. Quiz and I saw a few examples of the photo's at the Luminaire Studio during Art Basel.. they were all pretty cool.

So, the only catch is you can't choose your exact image.. it's a surprise which one you'll get.

First, you just have to register at this website.. and then you can make your $500 donation here, and you'll get your unique 11"X14" Catherine Opie photo. Then they send you an invoice.. your pay, and they send you the package with the Opie Photo.

For those having trouble with the Luminaire Site.. Just call or contact :

ANGELA PEREZ: 305.576.5788 OR ANGELA.PEREZ@LUMINAIRE.COM  or

Monique Brendel : monique.berndel@luminaire.com

and tell them MAO sent you.. for more info on this Charity Print Offer.

October 30, 2007

New addition to the MAO collection.. by Kate Bingaman-Burt

We at MAO love Obsession.. and no artist does Obsession better than Kate Bingaman-Burt. If you don't believe MAO.. check out Kate's blogs & websites... Obsessive Consumption, What Did I Buy Today and her teaching site.. Crap Detector. She's one crazy ass obsessed artist a busy girl!

Kate's got a new edition offered by the wonderfully accessible 20 x 200 project! Possibly the single best affordable art project we've ever seen! Every artist should do one! Congrats Jen.. MAO hearts Jen Bekman!

You may have had a chance to see her show at Jen Bekman's spring street gallery this month.

SO.. Here's the image.. we bought one immediately.. which we got it already last week! It looked even better in person.

Kate_bingaman_burt_carts_artworkima

Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Carts #1.

It's priced at the bargain price just $20 for an edition of 200 (8.5" x 11") almost 50% sold-out, Yes.. you can actually buy art for $20!!

$200 for the edition of 20 (17" x 22"), and

$2,000 for the edition of 2 (30" x 40').

You can buy it here.. and just be sure to tell them MAO sent you!

May 24, 2007

MAO - Photo Buy of the Month - Kelli Connell

If you're like MAO and got totally slammed shut out of this insane round of NYC art auctions. The prices really went crazy! A relatively new Ryan McGinley photo actually sold for $22,000 at Phillips last week. I kid you not.. it's just amazing what a little MAO post, and a NY Times 2 page feature story will do for an artist's auction prices.

Well. My little MAO collector-ettes.. there's no need to fear.. we've found a deal for you!!

We've blabbed on and on talk about this young talented photographer a few times. The Aperture Foundation published a great book of her photos a few months ago.

And now SF Camera Work, a great art photography organization on the wrong west coast, has a new membership print in a reasonable sized edition..and at the very low price of $350.

Kelli_connell_4th_of_july_2005 Kelli Connell
4th of July
2005; Lambda print, 20 x 26." Edition of 20.
Collector Level Membership: $350

Oh... and if you want to see some of these prints in HUGE size.. Kelli Connell currently has a kick-ass wonderful show titled "Double Life" up at they Yossi Milo gallery.

Here's a review we found by Rafael Risemberg of the Blade, and here's one by Martha Schwendener in the New York Times.

The show is up till June 2nd. Don't miss it!

March 27, 2007

Ryan McGinness work at The Lower East Side Printshop

Ryan McGinness, we've been watching his art work for some time.. now he's got new work at the Lower Eastside Printshop... But is Ryan's work Graphic Design or Art ?? What do you think?

Ryan is one of those artists that we never really know how to categorize his work..

  • Are his colorful whimsical works, fresh cutting edge painting or
  • Just gee-whiz graphic design dressed up and packaged as contemporary art?
  • or is he one of those revolutionary Graffiti/Beautiful Losers artist that everyone will be compared to for years to come?
  • They maybe nice little pretty doodles.. but it's not art?

So far people have been voting with their wallets!! His work was completely sold out during the first few hours of the collectors preview at the Jeffrey Detich booth during this years Armory Show.

Ryan's few published books are already very difficult to come by for collectors.  And last year, his works on paper covered the hallways at MOMA (Since 2000: Printmaking Now, May 3-Sept 18th)!

Ryan_mcginness_multionjapanese1Well.. much to our surprise, there are several of Ryan's newest works available for only $3,000 to $4,000. And even better... we think it may also count as a donation to the great not-for-profit, The Lower East Side Printshop.

(photo #1, Ryan McGinness 2007, "Untitled, Multi-colored Barbed Wire on White," screenprint, 48" x 36" image and sheet. Price: $4,000)

FYI, The Printshop is a true learning/teaching institution. Some very impressive artists have done some of their earliest work at The printshop. Over the years they've  included Kiki Smith, Leon Golub, Philip Taaffe, Robert Longo, Barbara Kruger, and even Kara Walker.

These prints by Ryan are all listed as unique one-of-a kind prints.. printed on a variety of different types of papers.  Pretty cool. Right?

Ryan also has his own website if you'd like to see more of his work.

FYI.. The Printshop also has a limited edition print portfolio from the over-hyped super hot hot painter Amy Sillman.

February 16, 2007

MAO Buy of the Month - Sarah Pickering

So my little MAO-ettes, today we have a deal for you!!  We've talked about Sarah Pickering a few times, here and here.  She burst onto the photo scene only last year, but she's already made quite an impact.  Well.. you could say.. We got a bang out of her!! or maybe.. Sarah's the Bomb! or even.. She's a blast!!  But, in fact, Sarah's work even managed to get a rise out of this snarky influential art blogger.

Clearly, it's not just some smoke and mirrors act, so as you might expect, we just can't get enough of her mesmerizing explosions.  Her work just appeals to the pyromaniac (or should that be pyrotechniac?) in all of us.

Sarah_pickering_at_mocpAnyway.. this image (in it's original large format) has long since been sold-out.. mostly thanks to the super hard working people over at DCFA.   

But for only $300, now you too can have a small "firecracker" of a photo from the print program at MoCP.

Here's it is..

Sarah Pickering, Land Mine, 2005. 14" x 14" c-print, signed and numbered of an edition of 50.

We were also surprised to see they have some nice prints by Sarah Hobbs, Alex Webb still available too....worth checking out!

July 19, 2006

MAO Art Buy of the Month by Photographer Atta Kim

Atta_kim_museum_projectSo you may have seen the Atta Kim : On Air show at ICP this month. It's been very well received. Here's a few reviews..

which all gave the show thumbs up.

Also there is an opportunistic impressive current gallery show "The Museum Project" at The Yossi Milo Gallery. As always expected in this world of insane hyper art demand, the show has equally impressive sky hi print prices. Most of the large prints in the show range from $15,000 to $20,000 each.

But for those Atta Kim fans who don't have a few extra (like 20 thousand) dollars to burn invest don't fret.  You can still have an Atta Kim in your home!

This month only, there is a special Blockbuster Book and Print Sale at the Aperture Foundation. 30% off on all Aperture books, and 15% off all of their limited edition prints!
So the winner of MAO Art Buy of the Month goes to this 2001 Museum Project image photo by Atta Kim. (Shown in this post) Right now, it's only $510 for the nice size, 20 x 16 inch photograph, in a edition of 50. I think the price goes up as the edition sells out..so don't wait too long!

FYI.. this image is also the cover of Atta Kim's first major monograph "The Museum Project". Which is also available for only $35 at Aperture.org.

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.

Kiki_smith_still_2006

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!