Art.com Brings Exclusive WOW Collection of Contemporary Art to Millions in Partnership with Art Production Fund Revenue from Eclectic Prop Art Will Help Fund Public Art Initiatives and Expand Art Audiences
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Art.com Inc., the world's easiest place to discover, experience and buy art, and the Art Production Fund (APF), a public art initiative dedicated to producing and presenting ambitious art projects, have teamed up to bring a unique series of contemporary works by well-known and emerging artists to a broader audience. The WOW (Works on Whatever) collection features canvas edition artworks produced by artists such as Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons, which include several prop art pieces originally created for the set of the popular CW show Gossip Girl. The collection also includes canvas reproductions of graffiti art, murals and graphic posters. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the entire collection of bold pieces will help support the APF in introducing contemporary art to a larger community and funding major public art initiatives.
"We proudly support the Art Production Fund and its mission to expand access to, and understanding of, incredible works of art," said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. "By giving the vibrant WOW collection additional exposure on our site, we're able to share these beautiful pieces with millions of people while providing a platform for these acclaimed and emerging artists."
The WOW Collection is launching with 11 unique canvas reproductions—only available on Art.com and through the Art Production Fund's website—in three different sizes, starting at $89. Works in the collection include:
- Captivating pieces from Gossip Girl, including Jessica Craig Martin's "Showing Pink" and "New Jeans, New Pool," and Richard Phillips' "Scout" and "Spectrum"
- Iconic reproductions of Elmgreen & Dragset's "Prada Marfa Sign," as well as Bowery steel gate street art—graffiti art, murals and graphic posters that once brought color to the roll down security gates protecting storefronts in New York City
- Famous prop art from well-known contemporary artists Deborah Kass, Mary Heilman, Miltos Manetas, Judith Bernstein and Gary Simmons, including "I Wanna Rock With You," "Ecstasy," "Prop Art," "*$#@! War!" and "Paradise, A Love Affair"
"This partnership allows us to celebrate and spread love for contemporary art to a robust yet diverse group of art enthusiasts," said Doreen Remen, co-founder of the Art Production Fund. "It is our hope that, together, we'll not only raise funds to help guarantee the production of future art projects nationwide, but also ignite a passion for art within everyone."
To explore the complete WOW collection, please visit: www.art.com/worksonwhatever.
About Art.com Inc.
With more than 12 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company was founded in 1998 with one goal—to help people find the art they love so they can love their spaces more. Offering an unparalleled assortment of art images, Art.com's vision is to forever lead the way art is experienced and consumed. Art.com Inc. runs three sites in the USA—Art.com, AllPosters.com and ArtistRising.com—and has a strong international presence with 25 local sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
The company offers custom framing and specialty printing, interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space and an app for iPad called artCircles, that lets users explore art from a hand-picked selection of curated collections. Art.com, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. Art.com. We Are Art, YOU+ART and artCircles are trademarks of Art.com Inc. For more information, visit www.art.com.
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