News-Antique.com - May 30,2009 - Join the Artist of the Month Club artmarketblog.com
There are several organisations that run art by subscription programs but the Artist of the Month Club is the best I have come across so far. For only US$2400 (including shipping and handling) for a years subscription you can receive an original limited edition work of art in the mail by an artist who has been chosen by a world class curator. Each month a different curator will choose an artist that they believe are worthy of being part of the project and that artist will produce an original limited edition work of art that will be mailed to subscribers along with a certificate of authenticity. Subscribers will not know who the artist is or what the work is that they will be receiving prior to receiving the work in the mail which adds an element of surprise and excitement.
Each work of art is an edition of 50 which means that a maximum of 50 people can subscribe at one time. Past artists who have contributed a work of art include William Powhida, Zoe Crosher, Matthew Higgs and Pinar Yolacan. The work for April was a photography titled Boro by Turkish born artist Pinar Yolacan who was chosen by Ana Finel Honigman. Pinar is a 28 year old up and coming photographer who has had solo exhibitions at the Yapi Kredi Foundation (Turkey), the Finnish Museum of Photography and the Rivington Arms (New York) as well having been part of many group exhibitions the most recent of which was Fotografie Forum International in Frankfurt.
If the Artist of the Month Club sounds like something you would be interested in subscribing to or even if you want to give a subscription as a gift you can find out more information at http://www.artistofthemonthclub.com
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.