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.
June 19, 2010 § 1 Comment
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.
November 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
November 12, 2009 § Leave a comment
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
September 16, 2009 § 2 Comments
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.