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The Economics of Art 2013

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At a unique time in art history, when art is for sale on more mediums in more places than ever before, Vertical Gallery, named Chicago’s Best New Gallery by the readers of the Chicago Reader, is opening a new group show called The Economics of Art 2013, August 3 – 31, 2013.

The Economics of Art 2013 endeavors to dispel the sometimes confusing world of art prints by offering art prints directly next to their original works in Vertical Gallery’s space at 1016 N. Western Ave. It addresses the questions that so many art collectors and fans ask when browsing for art: What’s the value of a reproduction of art?  What’s a digital limited edition art print versus a screen printed limited edition art print or hand painted multiple? How do open edition prints work? How do prints of work stand next to their originals? Why are prints priced the way they are?

The show features a broad range of work by 13 artists from around the world, including Chicago artists Dmitry Samarov, Ian Ferguson, Julie Murphy, Steve Seeley, and Jimmy Bunnyluv, along with Anthony Freda, Dave Pressler, David Cooper, El Gato Chimney, Hernan Paganini, Klub7, Raudiel Sanudo and Ruel Pascual.

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