Re: Artforum Ad Project - Your art in Artforum for $1.50

Posted by Jeff Thompson | Sat Sep 1st 2007 8:37 p.m.

Please repost and send this on to as many people as possible. This project grows by people telling people.

Thanks.
Jeff
  • Lee Wells | Sat Sep 1st 2007 10:12 p.m.
    Sounds like a fun project.
    Cheers,
    Lee

    > From: Jeff Thompson <mail@jeffreythompson.org>
    > Reply-To: Jeff Thompson <mail@jeffreythompson.org>
    > Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 17:31:46 -0400
    > To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Artforum Ad Project - Your art in Artforum for $1.50
    >
    > ARTFORUM AD PROJECT
    > Call for participation
    >
    > artforum.jeffreythompson.org
    >
    >
    > HOW IT WORKS
    >
    > The ARTFORUM AD PROJECT, a conceptual artwork by artist Jeff Thompson, allows
    > for 4,200 artists to have their work seen in Artforum magazine.
    >
    > Each participant, paying $1.50 USD and sending their image electronically,
    > will then have their piece, along with all the other participating artists, in
    > a full-page advertisement. Of course, due to the number of artists needed to
    > raise the money for this venture, the images themselves will be quite small...
    > about 3/16" x 3/16". Artists make a secure payment of $1.50 using PayPal and
    > send an image of their work. The image is shrunk to the 3/16". When $4,200 is
    > raised, the ad is sent to Artforum to be published.
    >
    > The final advertisement and all participating artists will be listed on the
    > project website after publication.
    >
    >
    > NO ONE IS MAKING MONEY ON THIS PROJECT
    > ..WELL, EXCEPT ARTFORUM
    >
    > The $1.50 artists are charged goes 100% to getting their image in Artforum.
    >
    > The price of a full-page ad is $4,200. PayPal takes $0.30 on each transaction,
    > plus a small percentage of the sale price and, depending on location, a
    > currency conversion fee. Therefore, the total price of the
    > image is $1.50.
    >
    >
    > READY TO SIGN UP?
    >
    > Visit the project website, artforum.jeffreythompson.org for details on how to
    > submit your image.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > artforum.jeffreythompson.org
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