How I am like the MoMA, or the launch of the Fine Art Foster Program
Okay, so I’m not really much like the MoMA, or even like a NaNO-MoMA (but I do like InterCaPs). When I was in grad school, I read somewhere about the enormous number of artworks that the MoMA owns that literally never get put on display. (Insert here myths about a vast underground labyrinth of treasures). When I learned that, I decided I didn’t want to create work that would just live in storage in perpetuity, so I created more ephemeral works. Mostly.
Fast forward -ahem- a *few* years and lo and behold, here I am with a storage space filled with art and art remnants. And it bothers me. So my goal over the next couple of months is to get all that work out of storage.
Of course there’s no point in throwing it all away, I am sure some of you out in the world have some space in your home that needs some art.
Here’s the deal, I am starting a Fine Art Foster program (the Fine Art Adoption Network is a great model).
Here’s how it will work:
- you let me know what art you are interested in fostering (see list below or website)
- we work out transportation and installment if necessary
- you sign an agreement which basically states that you are going to take care of the work (barring any acts of nature) and that should the piece ever be needed for show (that big retrospective!), sold or wanted returned by/to the artist, it will be made available and in condition, and that you will always keep the work on view, if you can no longer have it on view you will return it to the artist.
- if the work is sold, you will receive 10% of the sales price (30% if the sale is made through you)
- if you should decide to purchase the piece yourself, you can do so after 2 years for 35% off the price.
- should the work not be sold, within 35 years, you become the owner
- all these terms are negotiable
So, anyone want some art?!
Here’s what is currently available:
- I See You in Me – would make interesting decorative addition inside or out
- HighWaterLine beacons – fabulous blue lit beacons, again good for inside (w/batteries) or out (needs solar upgrade)
- Myth (might require some fixing prior to installation)
- Entice – all or in parts
- (Not) Seen
- Matter of Time – compact & bijoux
- Re/Cognition – this is pretty big, and the lighting is tricky, but it might be right for you!
- Drought – the partitioning of this project is up for discussion. I think I would a require a minimum of 500 pcs/person. Would look awesome in a glass topped coffee table or large plexi wall box.
- Estranged – you can foster any one set or all three sets
- Collective Unconscious
- Travels Abroad – beautiful (imho) but fragile
- I Take It With Me
- New Life – unfinished sculpture, I will supply images if you are interested. it is a large hanging knit piece made of unbleached wool
- Drawings – almost all of these are available.
Wow, that’s more than I thought it was! Well, if you are interested, contact me!
Pictured (from top to bottom): drought, travels abroad, eccentricites and 11.02