Carrie Moyer, "For Sister Corita, v. 2". Screenprint with flocking, 43.25 x 30 $750
Introducing The Lower East Side Printshop where you can get a lot of bang for your art-budget buck!
The LES Printshop is a not-for-profit printmaking center that offers workspace, educational, and collecting services to artists and collectors at all levels. Whatever your taste, there is likely something up your alley in their collection, all created by artists invited to work with master-printmakers on special editions. Prints are a great way to begin an art collection, often bringing the work of well-known artists (and larger-scale works) into fiscal reach. See editions by other artists below...
Take for instance the artist Ryan McGinness' work.
"Multiverse," 2004-2005. Installation view, Gallerie du Jour, Paris.
Perhaps you are a fan of his -- he's a hot shot with shows and installations coming out of his ears.
"Now Forever," 2005. Installation view, Greater New York, P.S. 1/MOMA.
Well, he's recently completed a residency at the PrintShop and now for $3,000 - $4,000 your own walls can sport his most current work (below).
Ryan McGinness 07, "Untitled (Blue Barbed Wire on White)," screenprint, 48 x 32.25
Okay, maybe that's a good deal, but still outside your budget. How about Jean Shin's work? Maybe some of you saw her installation at MoMA (when it was in its temporary space in Queens)...
Jean Shin. Projects 81. Cut Outs and Suspended Seams. 2004. Cut fabric (clothing of MoMA staff), thread, and starch.
... and consequently might like to take one of these sweet prints home for $1500 (or DIY and make prints from your own clothes).
Jean Shin, "Pressed Jeans". Collagraph made from the actual garment, 42"x29"
Jean Shin,"Pressed Coat". Collagraph made from the actual garment, 29"x42"
And don't miss the Print Shop's Gift Shop where for $5 you can own or gift original prints by all kinds of fabulous artists – in the form of "Special Occasion Cards" like the one below. All are 5 x 7, limited editions, and signed by the artist. Now that's a fair price.
Carrie Moyer, 2005. Rumble Mill. 5 x 7, signed by the artist
Need a reason to go by and see what the Print Shop is all about? Go take a look at their FALL '07 exhibition, guest-curated by Mary Temple. Runs Sept 10 - Nov 11.
The Printshop is NOT located on the LES... head to 306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, NYC, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.
Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!