Saturday, November 24, 2012

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the week- David Wojnarowicz for Printed Matter

This one is a must have! Get yours now!
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Category: Printed Matter Edition Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 21.5 x 28 cm. Process: letterpress Color: black-and-white Edition 100 Signed: Signed and Unnumbered Price Info: $250.00
Untitled (One day this kid . . .) New Edition with the Estate of David Wojnarowicz Launch on Wednesday, November 28, 5-7PM Printed Matter has worked with the estate of David Wojnarowicz and PPOW to produce a new letterpress edition of Wojnarowicz’s iconic work, Untitled (One day this kid . . .). The work features an image of Wojnarowicz as an innocent child encompassed by angry bold text describing the abuse that he will inevitably endure in his life because he is gay. The words provide a very powerful and moving autobiographical story of Wojnarowicz's life, giving readers a small insight into the life of this enigmatic East Village artist. Originally published in 1990 as a Photostat, 30 × 40 1/8 in. Edition of 10. This new edition is produced as a letterpress print, in an edition of 100 with 10 Ap's printed by Coeur Noir studio in Williamsburg. Each print has an authentication stamp from the Estate of Wojnarowicz on the back. Printed on a thick 8.5 x 11 inch card the piece feels like a tablet. The embossed texture of the image and text gives this edition a further three dimensional quality. The edition will be launched on Wednesday 28th November from 5pm - 7pm with a small reception at our Chelsea store front. In conjunction with this edition release we have curated a selection of editions, publications and ephemera by and about David Wojnarowicz.

The edition can be purchased here

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Open Letter to Encourage Mutual Citizen Support New York City Artists Unite to Support the Rockaways and the Flooded Areas of New York City

No Regrets'' 2012 , Rockaways, NYC. © Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,

 The Rockaways geographically, as you know, are the area that is breaking the waves between the Atlantic Ocean and JFK Airport and New York City in general. Demographically, it is very diverse and not a privileged area. In recent years, the Rockaways became an incredible inspiration and haven for the artists and creative community of New York. As the Rockaways are, at their best, a melting pot between the local community and the creative energies of the city, it is a location where New York is anticipating and creating the images and dreams we all live on. Hurricane Sandy completely devastated the peninsula, and a couple of days after the storm, families with children are still standing next to their destroyed and ruined houses trying to keep warm without food, water, electricity, heat, or internet. The artistic community is sending you this letter to support the city in your amazing, monumental efforts in all boroughs to save our city and to encourage the creative communities in New York to invent exemplary ways of helping our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers!

 Respectfully yours,

 Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs, Darren Aronofsky, Tauba Auerbach, Matthew Barney, Klaus Biesenbach, Adrien Brody, Giada Colagrande, Francisco Costa, Anthony D. Curcio Jr., Willem Dafoe, Anna Deavere Smith, Roe Ethridge, James Franco, Lady Gaga, Antony Hegarty, Jonathan Horowitz, Spike Jonze, Steven Klein, Terence Koh, Padma Lakshmi, Madonna, Laurel Nakadate, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Phillips, Jonathan Pierce, Rob Pruitt, Terry Richardson, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Cynthia Rowley, Cindy Sherman, Jenny Shimizu, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Mickalene Thomas, Ryan Trecartin, Liv Tyler, Gus Van Sant, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Rachel Weisz, and Italo Zuchelli

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