LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LuxeYard Inc., (OTCBB: LUXR), the fast-growing boutique luxury flash sale site, is expanding its ecommerce offerings to include one-of-a-kind and limited editions of fine art, photography and sculpture from collections worldwide.
In addition to curating collections through its relationships with well-known galleries and artists, LuxeYard has issued a call for artists to submit photos of their pieces via its newly enhanced Concierge Buying platform. The LuxeYard community will then serve as curators, suggesting which artists should be featured on the site by way of the pieces they "like," "follow" and comment upon. LuxeYard members can also upload photos of the pieces they want its art buying team to source.
Currently featured on the site at www.LuxeYard.com are three popular California artists, including photographers Kelly Fitzgerald and Emily Goodman, and abstract painter Michelle Oppenheimer. Limited editions will also be available with certificates of authenticity.
"A perfect complement to our home furnishings, we are bringing a tasteful, curated approach to buying art online," said Braden Richter, CEO of LuxeYard. "Art collectors, interior designers and consumers alike will appreciate the unique pieces and the confidence of knowing we are providing them with authentic, high-quality pieces at rates below what they would find in galleries or other retail outlets."
Fine art consultant Dustin Rourke, founder of the Home Arts Collection, is advising LuxeYard and will present artists he represents, including Sunday B. Morning prints made from screens originally created by Andy Warhol. Other artists will debut later this month, including painter Francesca Quintano, known for her distinctive oil paintings.
Galleries already slated to be featured on LuxeYard in the coming weeks include The Photographer's Gallery and Room Service, a Los Angeles boutique furniture showroom where anyone can have photos they submit turned into Andy Warhol-like pop art portraits.
The inaugural artists featured on LuxeYard's art vertical have exhibited at museums around the world and have pieces in many public and privately owned collections. They include:
- Kelly Fitzgerald is an award-winning fine art photographer known for her dramatic landscapes, stylized through the use of manual cameras, black and white film and the traditional darkroom to create her silver gelatin fiber base and archival pigment ink prints. (http://www.luxeyard.com/living/events/1010)
- Emily Goodman's photography celebrates the beach lifestyle and beauty through a vivid and colorful vibrant yet surreal dream world that comes alive in her work. (http://www.luxeyard.com/living/events/1012)
- Michelle Oppenheimer's paintings capture the imaginative and organic possibilities of abstract watercolor through her inspiring blending of color, texture and design. (http://www.luxeyard.com/living/events/1011)
"We envision LuxeYard acting as a unique gallery space for the artist, collectors and consumers," continues Richter. "In addition to providing a specialized experience, we want to give exposure to established and emerging artists alike."
LuxeYard is a members-only flash sale site for luxury home furnishings, decor and fashion that offers access to unique products sourced by a seasoned team of buyers at a fraction of retail prices. LuxeYard is the pioneer of Concierge Buying, which gives members the power to determine what items will be sold on the site, and Group Buy which allows them to lower the price by sharing sale items with friends. Along with its veteran retail, e-commerce and digital marketing management team, LuxeYard partners with celebrity Trendsetters and design and fashion industry insiders to deliver a curated buying experience from a unique point of view to its members. To join the LuxeYard community, visit www.LuxeYard.com.
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