The Cheaper Show No9 Preview

June 24, 2010 § 3 Comments

I just got back from the preview of The Cheaper Show No9. Exciting stuff! Over 400 works from 200 artists will be sold for $200 each this Saturday. The preview attracted artists and supporters to the W2 Storyeum, a very comfortably sized venue that will accommodate the expected 3,000 people on the day of the show. Last year 1,770 art lovers lined up to get in the exhibition. Tonight I could see people taking notes hoping to fetch the best works in a couple of days. Rumour has it that some collectors pay good bucks to have someone standing in line for them.

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The Cheaper Show 2010

June 19, 2010 § 1 Comment

Cheaper 8 - The Art-Buying Crowd

Cheaper than a One Night Stand was started in 2001 by Vancouver-based artists Graeme Berglund, Steve “Breadman” Cole and Syx Langeman (known then as the collective Fracture Industries) as a new format to promote talented and underexposed artists. The concept was very simple: to have a one night art show with dozens of artists and with over a hundred pieces of art, all for sale at one affordable price.

On June 26th, The Cheaper Show No. 9 will have 200 artists (chosen from the original 950 submissions) and 400 pieces of work – all selling for $200 per piece. The new space is twice the size as last year’s,  now at W2 151 West Cordova Street. The show became so big and relevant that Mayor Gregor Robertson is going to declare June 26th The Cheaper Show Day for the city of Vancouver.

Just on a side note, last year the line had 1770 people when the doors opened at 7pm. So plan your strategy carefully.

I will be at the preview on the 24th and hopefully get some good shots for the readers of the Art Monitor. Stay tuned.

Emily Carr’s Legendary Student Art Sale

November 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

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photo by blumpy via flickr

This a hot sale for Vancouver’s art lovers and a great chance to find artsy stock-stuffers. Buy directly from Emily Carr’s up-and-coming artists and designers. Over 100 artists will be showing their goodies from November 27 to 29.
More information here.

Artnet’s Faces & Figures Photographs Sale

November 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Bert Stern – Marilyn Monroe: from The Last Sitting (“I beg of you”)

Artnet will be featuring a special sale of 375 photographs until November 19th. It may be your chance to fetch a Cecil Beaton or a Doisneau for $500. The auction includes portraits of some of the most unforgettable faces of the 20th-21st century by legendary photographers. Bert Stern figures with Marilyn Monroe luminous portraits from the “Last Sitting”.


Yousuf Karsh – Georgia O’Keefe – circa 1956

Nate Duval – Poster Art

September 16, 2009 § 2 Comments

Flight of the Conchords - poster

Nate Duval works for some of my favourite bands – Wilco, Flight of The Conchords and Andrew Bird – and manages to come up with an exclusive and exciting idea for each one. Rauschenberg was partially responsible for elevating posters to a higher category of art and many artists followed his footsteps. If your budget is not enough for an original art piece, why not skip the Van Gogh’s museum posters and go straight to Duval’s website? Prices start at $15.

Art World Dream Gift List – part 3

December 11, 2008 § 1 Comment

Damien Hirst, Beautiful galactic exploding screenprint

Next December 16th you can be the happy winner of the online auction. This gorgeous Damien Hirst print published by Eyestorm can be bought on artnet for something between $12,000 and $14,000.
In this work Hirst reprises his early abstract spin paintings in an edition of only 500 prints.

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