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Photographs: Richard Burrowes
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Located across the street from the New Museum, this design-focused gallery quietly resides above a busy home-supply store with only a banner hanging outside its second-story window advertising its existence. Cofounders Rebecca Kong and Jon Tomlinson both worked as contemporary art dealers before they started Artware Editions in 2006 to challenge visual artists to produce limited-edition, functional design objects, such as Christopher Kurtz's circle-motif armchair and ottoman set ($1,500). The only criteria are that the pieces must have utility and a strong conceptual connection to the artists' previous work. You'll find items from nearly 150 artists (including Marina Abramovic and Damien Hirst) on display in the white-walled space. Highlights from the collaborative efforts include Markus Linnennbrink colorful paint-drip watches ($70), Ligorano/Reese fuck snow globes ($60) and Little M by Miyeon Lee drop-chain earrings ($120).
Venue name: Artware Editions
Contact:
Address: 270 Bowery
second floor
New York
10012
Cross street: between E Houston and Prince Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to Bleecker St; N, R to Prince St; B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St
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