Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.
For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.
A group of around 26 Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.
The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know. We are only printing a limited number. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro. We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
Collaborations are important to Munich Artists and for the summer we asked artists to collaborate on installations at the window at Odeonsplatz that interact with the people in the subway and/or reflect the subway station space.
The installation will be at the window for two weeks and we hope you will go check out the installation. If you are interested in purchasing the artwork, you can let us know. The contact information is on the installation page.
While I worked on the booklet for our 500 Artists Say Hello event, Michaela Wuehr knocked on my door and walked in with a pizza.
“Pizza! I love pizza but I thought you wanted to go have a juice?” I said jumping up to grab a piece of “Buena Pizza!”
“No, Emmy. There is no pizza.”
No Pizza? Lunchtime hunger clouded my eyes. I looked suspiciously at Michaela as she smiled and lifted the lid. The smell of oil paint hit my nostrils.
500 Artists Say Hello art by Michaela Wuehr. The above piece was still wet and Michaela wanted to make sure the piece stayed safe as she made her way from her studio in Maxvorstadt to my space at Frauenstrasse.
I love it! The packaging was so urban just like the NYC scene depicted in the art piece. They belong together. I promise, if you buy her piece, you can take home the pizza box.
I told Michaela she needed to incorporate pizza boxes into her marketing plan cause I loved getting her art piece in a pizza box.
Michaela also had a cool idea where she would say the box was her piece and that orange was blue and green was black – mix it up a bit. I love that idea but I am really happy she decided to make an oil painting for our event.
Hopefully I will have a surprise for you tomorrow/Wed. Please feel encouraged to find fun ways to surprise Munich Artists. We enjoy positive surprises especially when we are stuck on the computer working all day.
Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd. If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex. Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon. Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.
Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke. I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time. If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.
I’m curious to see Petra’s work in real life. Her portraits are so different from Anne’s and I like how she is using sewing on old photographs (No clue if those are included in her presentation at Stroke).
Because we are focusing on product and not selling original artwork, we decided not to show artwork at Stroke. Luckily, Brigitte Pruchnow, Michaela Wuehr and Andrea Peipe decided to go show their original artwork at Stroke Art Fair under the name Triptych.
I will be going on Thursday @1300 to snap some photos of Munich artists. If you have a booth at stroke and want me to stop by and say hi, let me know. I’m always up for meeting talented Munich Artists.
How did a piece of art last half a million years without being in a museum? The artwork was on a shell that is how. So artists Go! Run out and buy some shells or add shells to your artwork. That way you know your work will last more than a hundred years even if your name may fade into oblivion. According to the article, the first “artists” etched zigzags onto shells. How do we know this wasn’t done by a monkey? This image also makes me think. Maybe this shell originally was painted like the Greek Statues and over the centuries the paint flaked off. Maybe this art piece was covered with jewels or, maybe, those zig zags were created by a child waiting for its mother to finish cooking oyster soup.
Thank you set designers for having good taste and sharing it on the big Screen. One US set designer found a missing Hungarian masterpiece which was “discovered” by an art historian while watching the movie Stuart Little. In the Article, it states that the missing art piece was purchased for 500 USD at a local antique store by a set designer. Now it is in the hands of a collector who returned the art piece to Europe where it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. With this nice story attached, I’m thinking the art piece will be sold for much more than 500 USD.
What are you still doing here? You should be on a plane for Art Basel in Miami. Here are some parties you may want to attend or crash if you are down in the southern US where it is hot and muggy and filled with people looking for your artwork (which is stored in Munich, Germany).
I will be hanging out in Munich with Michaela Wuehr and Martin Potsch on Friday showing images of recycle bins. I’m sure they would sell well in Miami but the cost of the flight and hotel would be more than the art pieces combined. Better to stay in Munich and bring Art Basel here don’t you think?
ARTMUC starts today. If you are interested in going, Here are a few of the Munich artists who are going to be at the event and the Floorplan so you can find them. (floor plan is a pdf – Standplan ARTMUC)
More artists will be added in a post tomorrow after we visit the show. If you have a favourite artists showing their artwork at ARTMUC, please let us know and we will go visit their booth and take some photographs of their current work.
Good Luck Munich Artists! Have a great time over the next couple of days and we wish you much success!
This was the first year that the Friday Gallery invited artists to share a booth at the Stroke Art Fair. Here are some immediate thoughts about our experience:
It was very smart to have a talk with the creative director of Stroke about how we should use our limited space with five artists. His advice was excellent and very helpful to a novice art fair booth organizer.
I’m very happy we showed original work. The artists were able to sell originals which brought in more cash. I would have loved to have limited edition prints of Mr. Fox and will focus on having limited edition prints of our showcase piece next year. It was funny to hear people say “There he is!” as they rounded the corner and saw the fox painting. People were happy to see the fox and we enjoyed hanging out with him for the fair.
There was no price point that sold best. The artwork displayed ranged from 170 to 800 and we sold artwork at all price points. We found the grid installation worked really well for each artist.
Each artist that actively participated sold their work. Michaela Wuehr, Brigitte Pruchnow, Jenny Schminke and Emmy Horstkamp sold work, were present everyday and were happy to talk with people interested in their artwork. (most of the artists are introverts so talking to strangers for five days was a big thing.)
The buyers really liked being able to go pick up artwork at the artists studios. Only two people picked up artwork at the fair. Most the other buyers put down deposits and made appointments with the artists to pick up the artwork.
Five days at stroke meant five days away from the computer. This made it difficult to share information about Munich Artists especially from a concrete cellar. Sorry about the internet silence. Hopefully next year we will have staff who can help report back on a more regular basis.
I must remember that we live in Germany. I ordered a catalogue for Stroke within the appropriate amount of time but forgot the holidays which closed down business for many days. The catalogs arrived today which is two days after Stroke. The catalogs are nice and I have a large box of them sitting in my living room waiting to be sent out to collectors and anyone else who we think might be interested in a catalog.
We plan to attend Stroke 2015. I’m looking forward to organizing Munich Artists for more events like this. If you know of an event that we should attend, please email me at email@example.com with the subject line: Possible Events
Here are a few of the images we took during Stroke: