The current marketplace for online contemporary art often lands you on sites selling art prints and printed canvases along with tapestries, coffee mugs and throw pillows. Alternatively, you have sites with over +20,000 artworks ranging from old masters or modern abstract, even then $150-$200 will only get you something small. Enter Andy Blank – an artist who creates original, handmade artworks, at an accessible price point ($99-199), in limited quantities, and in various forms: photography, painting, drawing, embossing, among others.
Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Andy Bank is thrilled to be launching
his brand in the U.S. Andy Blank is a new e-commerce retailer offering a pared-down selection of original, eye-catching artwork in a variety of mediums- for a limited time and in limited quantities at amazing prices. The prices will especially come as a shock to art enthusiasts accustomed to choosing between costly, investment-level gallery pieces, and more budget-friendly—but less original-feeling—facsimiles for their wall decor: pieces max out at $199 dollars, with each and every piece arriving straight to your door in a ready-to-hang white or black shadowbox frame.
Though the prices, ranging from $99 to $199, are indeed affordable, the site’s founder, who prefers to go by the moniker Andy Blank, says that cost shouldn’t compromise quality. “When we typically think of ‘affordable’ in the art world, too often that means mass-produced, machine-printed canvases or shoddy work in general, and that’s not good enough,” Blank explains. “Everything about [this brand] is about the product and attention to detail. We wanted to produce art that’s tangible, elegant, and of an extraordinary standard.”
Viewers might say that Blank, who works with a close team of artists, designers, and curators to create the site’s 50 or so original works, has created a ‘factory’ of sorts—but don’t worry about seeing the same stuff on your neighbor’s walls. “I’m making contemporary art for everyone, but it’s important to maintain the integrity of our product,” Blank says. “To keep artwork feeling fresh and unique, each one is produced in limited quantities and available for only a short period of time.”