We’re on the record as fans of William Powhida, the artist who’s made a name in New York circles for needling the art scene from the establishment on down (including but not limited to: peers, curators, critics, galleries and dilettantes). In a well-timed maneuver for the advent of this week’s Armory Show, Jen Bekman’s 20×200 project has released a limited-edition Powhida print titled “Why You Should Buy Art.” Seriously, nothing says ‘culture’ like a big ass painting. Word.
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Photographer Kent Rogowski explores the inner psychology of stuffed animals by shooting plush teddy bears turned inside out and restuffed. As “their fasteners become eyes, their seams become scars, and their stuffing creeps out in the most unexpected places,” the creatures exhibit an inner core that’s at once hideous and fascinating, and still — oddly — cute. Click through for more reversible teddy bears and find out how you can score a heftily-discounted print through 2 p.m. today.
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In case you’re still in search of the perfectly insouciant yet tasteful holiday gift (and our first 100 picks didn’t satiate), we had the pleasure of curating a selection of art prints for 20×200 this week. Jen Bekman’s affordable online art project has rolled out a bevy of photographic and art prints in the past few months; each selection sells in limited editions priced according to size. Click through for our favorites among the favorites.… Read More
Photographer Carlo Van de Roer is willing to believe — or at least pretend that he might believe — in the unbelievable. His two most recent projects, Orbs and Portrait Machine Project, focus on supernatural phenomena: floating orbs and auras.… Read More
Image credit: Color Work Station by Megan Whitmarsh
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! (If you’re an emerging photographer visit Hey, Hot Shot! now ’cause the competition is open!)
One of the best and worst things about spring: the irrepressible urge to clean. Spring cleaning does not amount to dusting alone, it’s purging and organizing. It is, as artist Megan Whitmarsh would say, dealing with The Fucking Crap of Life. Whitmarsh’s show of the same name just closed at New Image Art in L.A. but you can still see (and acquire) some of her work on 20×200.
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Howon-Dong, by Hosang Park
We’re still unwinding from the Hey, Hot Shot! (volume iv, edition ii) opening at the gallery last Friday night, where we were lucky to have four of the five Hot Shots join us from the world over — including Hot Shot Hosang Park who made the long trip from Korea to join us. He arrived at the gallery with his wife and a translator in tow. Warm and charming, they shared plans for their stay in the city, which included fulfilling a lifelong dream for Hosang: visiting MoMA.
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Jen Bekman is a gallery in New York City that exhibits the work of emerging and established artists; Bekman is also the force behind 20×200, a cool project that seeks to make affordable art available to everyone. Below, the gallery’s Sara Distin offers up her pick for an exciting artist young collectors should keep their eyes on.
While talking about some paintings by Sarah McKenzie, I’m going to try and make you feel not so bad about the economy. It stinks, really, I know, but times like these are also the best to learn from our mistakes, change, and move onward and upward (and what better day to hit the refresh button). Even our most glaring errors contain insights to learn from and that is just one of the things Sarah McKenzie is good at showing.
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Juliane Eirich‘s photographs are cool and calculated but not detached. She is a photographer who travels: from Munich to Miami, from New York to Hawaii, to Korea and back. Each place she documents feels like home, like the home you left and always return to but never quite feels the same. She is a master of the details that create familiarity among the foreign.
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Jane Mount and Jason Polan love to draw. Their love for drawing is infectious. Jason drew 132 Birds at the American Museum of Natural History. (He likes spending time in museums.) Jane painted *132 Birds Leaving the AMNH (response to Jason Polan), before she ever met him. (She really liked his drawing.)… Read More