Do you miss going to art galleries? I sure do. I know that many galleries have reopened, but as a fairly enthusiastic fan who used to spend nearly every Thursday evening roaming the streets of Chelsea, the scene just feels so dead while Covid keeps us from gathering together to celebrate our shared passion for art. Art! Because of this — even though I’ve been hitting the museums pretty hard — I’ve been feeling rather art-starved over the past year, and that’s just a shame.
I am overjoyed then to tell you of a Massive Show of Tiny Art called Postcards From the Edge that will allow you to get your art-fix on from the safety of your own home, because the whole thing is happening online! But wait, theres more: Postcards From the Edge will allow you to purchase original artworks — many from celebrated artists — for just $85! Not to mention, but you can see I am about to, proceeds from all sales of the art will support a charitable cause! Win, Win, Win! The exhibit kicks off on January 9th and runs through the 15th. Postcards From The Edge will be a must-attend event for Artists and Collectors, with artworks by Deborah Kass, Julie Mehretu, Amy Sillman, William Wegman, Liliana Porter, Robert Longo, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Jim Hodges, Louis Fratino, Hans Haacke and many more available for the unheard of price just $85 each Here’s how it works.
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Photos By Gail (Click Image to Enlarge for Detail)
Located on the northwest corner of Allen Streetand Division Street in lower Manhattan, here is the Letter Guide for this fantastic Greetings From Chinatown Postcard Mural by artist Victor Ving (AKA DCEVE):
Here at The ‘Gig, where we only write about things that we love, we especially love to write about Food and Art. And on the rare occasion when the two worlds collide, it is an act of pure kismet which we simply must share with you. In this case, we recently received a review copy of Curious Feast: 100 Food Art Postcards, which — if you love food and art — is the most fantastic thing you can imagine owning.
Mike Geno is an amazing artist who specializes in creating works of art based on meat. I am not generally a fan of realist painting, but Mike’s work really is top shelf! Mike has just created a fun item designed for all bacon lovers: the Mona Bacon Postcard, sold in packs of five for just $5.00 in his store over at Etsy.com! Postcards measure 4×6″ and are professionally printed in full color with the back side left blank for inscribing your own personalized greeting!
Here’s what Mike has to say about the new postcards:
“Originally, I designed this image for an exhibition I curated called The Bacon Show (Meat Artists Blogspot), which celebrates the glory of bacon. I recently realized this [card] makes sense for lots of occasions, like thank you cards, birthday cards, apology cards, even after first date cards…and “good luck on going vegetarian” cards too!”
These cards are pretty cool and almost sold out, so you’d better haul your bacon-loving ass over to Etsyright now and pick some up!
Being a rabid collector of vintage Halloween memorabilia, someone going by the pseudonym ofRip The Skull has accumulated what might be the largest group of Vintage Halloween Post Cards ever seen. There are literally over 1400 thumbnail images of these amazing cards cataloged on just one of his/her many Flickr.com pages. I can’t help but get a vicarious thrill from someone who has such a wild passion for collecting.
This one is just insane!
Sadly, there were no postcards with pictures of Satan on them, but this one (above) looked pretty close.