Finally, after a long hiatus, we have new prints for sale. Visit our shop.
My artist’s statement:
When Broome Community College in upstate New York asked me to give a speech at their convocation, I sat down and wrote a list of 10 things I wish I’d heard when I was a college student first starting out. That list became the speech, the speech became a popular blog post and the blog post became my second book, Steal Like an Artist. A lot of people have told me they wanted to hang my handwritten list on their wall, so now, almost one year after I wrote it, we’re releasing the list as a print. I hope you hang it somewhere you want to get good work done.
“Creativity is Subtraction” is actually the title of chapter ten of Steal Like An Artist. If you send in a receipt from a copy of Steal to Workman Publishing by midnight tonight (Feb. 28th), you have a chance to win one of these babies framed! Details here.
You can see all of my 20×200 prints on Pinterest.
A new 20×200 print, “So Many Places,” is available through WestElm.com.
the world is so many places! — yet home is the word we’re encouraged to find
Here’s an excerpt of a mini-interview I did with the West Elm folks:
How do you live with art?
My wife and I work together in a home studio, so we like to surround ourselves with art by filling our walls with pieces from artists we love. Sometimes I’ll even frame and hang pictures of (mostly dead) artist heroes of mine — they’re like friendly ghosts, I can feel them pushing me on while I work. (It’s way less morbid than it sounds.)
What is a favorite gallery or museum that you particularly love or that inspires your work?
Here in Austin, Texas, I really like to stop by Yard Dog Art Gallery on South Congress and see the stuff they have up. Because I’m both a writer and an artist, my absolute favorite spot in town is the Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas campus — their archive is massive and their exhibits are terrific. I’ve seen everything there from original Frida Kahlo paintings to James Joyce manuscripts.
what is the most fun / is to grab you / and find something wrong to do
In plenty of time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a new blackout print from 20×200!
Just in time for the holidays, here are two brand-new Newspaper Blackout prints.
“Open Road” available at 20×200.com→
“How To Be Cool” available at 20×200.com→
This poem is a “deleted scene”—it was cut from my book, Newspaper Blackout, late in the editing process, although now I can’t remember why. It was made from an article about the Brooklyn rapper Lil Mama.
Also: Steal Like An Artist is available for pre-order!
I mean, yes, we’re sinking … but the music is exceptional
One of my all-time favorite blackout poems is now an affordable print at 20×200!
– Signed and numbered edition of 50
– 26″ x 40″ on 100 pound paper
The minute I saw the GBV posters that my friends Satch Grimley and Jaime Cervantes screenprinted, I knew I wanted to collaborate with them on a big Newspaper Blackout print. We batted around a few ideas, came up with a design we liked, and I brought my camera down to Red Bluff Studio on Saturday and filmed them working their magic.
The fellas will be printing at the Art Authority during SXSW, so if you’re in town next month for the festival, be sure to check them out!
Here’s our “warehouse” of supplies:
The whole store experiment has been really great. And it’s not just sending the work out directly to people’s doorsteps, but also the chance to collaborate with my awesome wife. She’s super-organized and runs the show. I couldn’t do it without her. Thanks, honey.
And thanks to everybody who’s placed an order! Here’s what’s on sale: store.austinkleon.com