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Ewa Tarsia, Polish-Canadian artist from Winnipeg whose exhibition is currently at the North Dakota Museum of Art, has agreed to sell the components of her current show. Ewa has NO storage and constantly produces more work.
There are 1,078 prints and canvases in the show. Some are paintings made up of multiple canvases and must be sold together. Many more are singular works that fit into the larger configuration, especially in the west gallery and on the mezzanine. The monoprints in the mezzanine gallery are also available as singular works. Matting, backing and Plexiglas will be sold with each print for an additional charge of $10 per square foot.
Prices: The works are selling by the square inch with everything under 100 inches priced at $100. Everything larger will be sold on a sliding scale, up to 1,000 square inches.
101 – 200 square inches sell for 95¢ per inch
201 – 300 square inches sell for 90¢ per inch
301 – 400 square inches sell for 85¢ per inch
401 – 500 square inches sell for 80¢ per inch
501 – 600 square inches sell for 75¢ per inch
601 – 700 square inches sell for 70¢ per inch.
701 – 800 square inches sell for 65¢ per inch
801 – 900 square inches sell for 60¢ per inch
901 – 1,000 square inches sell for 55¢ per inch
The large, multi-canvas works, or works over 1,000 square inches, primarily in the east gallery but sprinkled throughout the installation in the west gallery, will sell for specific prices averaging $4,000.
Given that it is unethical for museums to make money from sales out of exhibitions, all proceeds go to the artist. But she donated the largest work in the collection, the large black multi-canvas painting in the east gallery, to us for our permanent collection.
We do, however, split 50/50 with the artists at our art auctions. October 25 is the date of the upcoming Autumn Art Auction.
To learn more about Ewa Tarsia, click on the link below and view the Absolute Dot video shot at the Museum. The video is available to download to your ipod or watched with RealPlayer or Windows Media.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195