Fine Art on a Budget
By Sade Lythcott
Ever go to a gallery and fall in love with a piece of art, dreaming of the day you can afford to take this coveted piece home with you? Don’t worry; it’s possible.
Exhibition A is a website that sells “exclusive editions of artwork by top contemporary artists.” They are “committed to working with exceptional artists — artists whose work is exhibited at well-respected galleries and sought after by serious collectors — to create editions of their work at prices you can afford.”
For a few hundred dollars, you can buy signed artist prints of work that originally sells for thousands. Exhibition A even gives you the option to stretch some of the prints on canvas.
The above image is by renowned photographer Jessica Craig Martin, titled “Mondrian Pug.” Exhibition A offers this description of Martin: “What Richard Prince did for re-photography, Jessica Craig Martin continues to do for cropping: namely narrowing the viewer’s focus and reconstituting narratives to go beyond surface reading. Whether she’s shooting Cindy Sherman’s MoMA exhibition for The New Yorker or shooting a croquet story for Opening Ceremony’s annual magazine, Jessica remains at war with the obvious. Her work is in the holdings of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum.”
(Photo: Courtesy of Exhibition A)