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Interested in buying an artwork? Here is how it works:
- When does the sale start : This special opens on Saturday, June 12th for the public and closes on June 14th if not sold out earlier. We will assign the first three artworks to the first inquiries in our inbox. The rest will be assigned by a lottery. Please get in touch not earlier than June 12th at:
- USA: 3 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
- Europe: 9 pm (Central European Standard time)
- How to get in touch: Just write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short sales inquiry. Please include the artwork you are interested in, as well as your location. Either I or my manager Audrey Sykes will get back to you once the Special Sale is closed. Please be patient, we usually get hundreds of emails and it will take a while to sort them.
- Acted too fast? Don’t worry. We read all emails and get back to you at the end of the sale. We clarify all details, and we seal the deal only when we answered all open questions and everything looks good on both sides.
- Right to withdrawal: Above all I want you to be happy with your artwork. If you don’t like the piece you can simply send it back within 14 days. All money will be fully refunded.
- More questions? Check out the FAQs below or write me to email@example.com
I’m currently working on a large collection of artworks for an upcoming museum show that will showcase a variety of classic and new works. “The Walk” will be part of it.
This motif comes in an edition of 10 similar originals of which 4 will be available through this sale. All other pieces were sold already or are reserved.
Please keep in mind that each artwork will be made from scratch and the whole process takes about 3 weeks for each piece. Thus, even if you get picked, there might be a significant waiting period.
Title: The Walk
Price: 9.250 USD — 8.000 Euro
Size: 47″ x 35″ — 120 x 87 cm
Material: Brown and yellow packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 10 similar originals (4 available through this sale)
“Lost in the clouds”
“Lost in the clouds” is a brand new work that will premier at this years Art Basel Miami. The many layers of differently colored tape and tiny details of the Chicago skyline make this a time intense artwork. Each piece of the edition takes a little less than a month to create. So I have to ask for your patience with this one as well.
Title: Lost in the clouds
Price: 11.250 USD — 9.500 Euros
Size: 47″ x 32″ — 120 x 80 cm
Material: Brown, white, blue and yellow packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 10 similar originals (4 available through this sale)
Size: 20″ x 14″ — 50 x 35 cm
Material: Brown, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, red and orange packing tape on acrylic glass
Series: 15 similar originals (8 available through this sale)
What is a special sale?
I’m aware that prices for my artworks have been rising once they become public. My success as an artist wouldn’t be possible though without the ongoing interest and support of a global community that not necessarily has the deep pockets for art as collectors do. Therefore I traditionally offer selected new works or special editions for a short period exclusively on my website and below their usual price range.
These offers are limited to two works per household, work on a first-come-first-serve basis and are only up until the special sale is sold out and/or closed.
Repeating a theme allows me to work faster and therefore offer original artworks more affordably compared to a one-time-only motif.
Each single artwork is of course an original made from scratch, unique and signed. Although I try to have the artworks look alike, each one has its own character and differs slightly from the others. See it like the repeating performance of a Broadway play: although it follows the same script each night has a different dynamic.
Why is there a waiting list?
When an artwork comes in a series it doesn’t mean I have already created all versions of it. With popular editions it takes me some time to follow up on the demand.
Are these works going to last?
Yes, the works are going to last for decades to come. When finished, all works are sealed airtight to prevent humidity and air to dry out the adhesive. We also add an additional UV-resistant acrylic glass that not only protects the artwork from fading due to sunlight, but also encases the layers of tape between the two pieces of acrylic glass.
What about the light boxes?
Light is what brings tape art to life. Like the effect of stained glass windows, light filters through the many layers of tape, creating a visual image. In order to display the works best indoor we build customized light boxes which support the motifs with warm, low temperature light, individually adjusted to the specific artwork. Due to the long lifetime and low temperature of LED light you may keep the light on permanently.
Watch the video for some visuals on the framing and installation process:
What if the light goes off one day?
Adapters can die after a few years but the LED light is incredibly durable. The LED lights I use have an average life expectancy of 50.000 hours. In case they fail nonetheless just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a new adapter for free, or provide you with all instructions to replace the LED-strip. It’s a module system that allows exchanging parts relatively easily.
Is there a battery to charge the lightbox?
All light boxes have to be connected to the electric grid. An adapter/charger (that matches your region) and an extension cord are naturally included in your purchase. Experiments with batteries weren’t fruitful yet, simply because the costs of the frame would increase unreasonably. Though somewhat annoying there are ways to hide the thin cable that connects lightbox and plug. During exhibitions e.g. we hide cables simply by taping them to the wall and painting the tape over with wall color.
How do I pay for an artwork?
Simply by bank transfer or Paypal. Payments are only due once we walked through all questions you might have and you give the green light for a purchase.
Can I pay in installments?
We offer payments in installments, usually starting with a down-payment of 20 percent. The outstanding amount can be split into monthly installments of your choice.