Back in October I came across the Jen Bekman project, 20x200. On a whim I purchased a print I liked by Laura Levine for $20 bucks. I forgot about this...until the â€œDo Not Bendâ€ envelope arrived a week later.
I didnâ€™t have high expectations...I was expecting just a poster for $20.
But my envelope was filled with little surprises: a sticker, an artist statement, and a print number certificate.
I was also told about the paper used for my print:
â€œYouâ€™ve received an archival pigment ink print on Crane Museo Portfolio Rag Paper.â€
It was a very positive experience and being able to afford beautiful art was rewarding.
excerpt from Jen Bekmanâ€™s 20x200
â€œAs we see it, there are a lot of people out there who want to sell their art and a lot of people who'd like to buy it. They just have a hard time finding each other. The internet is the perfect place to bring those people together, and we're exactly the right people to make it happen. We're passionate about art and the internet at 20x200. We're really excited about creating a place where almost any art lover can be an art collector.
We introduce two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper. Each image is available in three sizes.* The smallest size is reprinted in the largest batch â€“ an edition of 200 â€“ and sold at the lowest price â€“ $20. Hence the name 20x200. (200x20 just didn't sound as good.) We also offer bigger prints for bolder collectors - medium-sized editions of 20 for $200, and large-sized editions of 2 generally for $2000 (some of the large sized editions will actually be original pieces of art and prices will vary a bit). Every single print is delivered with a certificate of authenticity numbered by the artist.â€
The new editions go online every Tuesday and Wednesday @ 2pm EST.