Twice a month, Sara Distin from Jen Bekman Projects, Inc. contributes a post to Flavorwire about an artist or photographer. Jen Bekman Projects, Inc. includes Jen Bekman Gallery, 20×200 and Hey, Hot Shot!
Putting together a few of my favorite things seemed to be the call of the day today as we’re running a ridiculous sale at 20×200, and I’ve spent hours daydreaming about my own virtual cart loaded to the gills with great art that I’ve long adored.
My very first 20×200 acquisition was Echo Eggebrecht’s The Time Machine, and I’ve been longing for her second edition, Birds of a Feather ever since Jen introduced it. It could certainly be an illustrated outtake from Love in the Time of Cholera, Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s parrot’s alternate destination after he flies away from the doctor who falls to his untimely death. Both of Eggebrecht’s editionss are on our Going, Going, Gone page, about to sell out and cease to be available for good.
I was more than thrilled when we began working with Radius Books to launch a benefit edition by Michael Lundgren. I’d been taken by Lundgren’s work since seeing his book Transfigurations, published by Radius, in a way that ate at my core. His photographs are seriously subtle, gorgeous and intense, documenting the essential elements of life in western deserts. Yuha Basin literally took my breath away when Lundgren sent it in tiny jpeg format as a suggestion for an edition. We paired it up with the equally affecting Ironwood at Dusk.
We most recently put together a benefit edition for Aperture, by Penelope Umbrico. Umbrico created two new works, exclusively for 20×200, 87 Suns From Flickr – 29 Visible and 79 Moons From Flickr – 51 Visible. I want them both! They’re stunning and smart. Umbrico who sources all of her material from Flickr, sums it up best: “I think it’s peculiar that the sun — the quintessential life-giver, constant in our lives, symbol of enlightenment, spirituality, eternity, all things unreachable and ephemeral, omnipotent provider of optimism and vitamin D… and so ubiquitously photographed — is now subsumed to the internet — the most virtual of spaces equally infinite but within a closed digital circuit.”
All of these works are readily available and there’s more art goodness in the 20×200 inventory. See for yourself! While there is still plenty of time to grab yourself a steal of a print (really, a steal — gorgeous, exhibition-quality prints are now starting at $16), if you want to be the first to hear about tips like this, sign up for Jen’s newsletter.