The Deal: Artworks for $20 on 20x200
Released Wednesday on the affordable art website 20x200, an edition of satellite prints by San Francisco artist Jenny Odell captures objects cut out from Google satellite images. What Odell won't steal? Your wallet. The archival prints come in an edition of 200 and start at just $20.
New York gallery owner Jen Bekman launched 20x200 in 2007. Each week her website offers two new editions by emerging artists or established names such as William Wegman. The work is offered in various dimensions and in editions of different sizes; smaller and more common versions cost less, and larger and more limited editions cost more. An 8-by-10-inch print offered in an edition of 200, for example, might sell for $20 each, while a 16-by-20-inch print of the same work in an edition of 20 might sell for $200, and a 30-by-40-inch print in an edition of just two might sell for $2,000.
Artworks are categorized by subjects -- landscapes, abstract, flora and fauna. All come with a numbered certificate of authenticity that is signed by the artist.
One negative: Many of the $20 prints sell out quickly. I am still kicking myself that I did not buy Joseph O. Holmes' wonderful photograph of a father holding his son in front of a display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Untitled (Santa Barbara) by Liz Kuball, begins at $20.
-- Lisa Boone
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