what would you barter for an artwork you love?

Holton Rower

Don’t have the $$ to buy art? You can barter for it at ArtBarter, a 3-day exhibition at NP Contemporary Art Centre in New York City, where all the art displayed is for non-money sale. You submit a secret postcard which will be given to the artist whose work you covet. Then he/she will decide from their array of proposals who they’ll barter with. We’re going to see if we can barter for a piece by Holton Rower, who we’re big fans of; he works in a vast array of materials including locks, pipes, fish hooks, human hair, plywood, paint…like this wood block filled with money, and a ‘weaving’ made of locks, below.

We LOVE bartering and see this exhibition as a hopeful sign of its growth and viability for acquiring art. We know that bartering alive and well in other areas like services, vehicles, places to stay… and at online at sites like U-Exchange.

Here are some of the things people offered artist Charlotte Duale for her etching, in a previous ArtBarter:

Holton Rower

Barter Items

-Tickets To The Next Chelsea Game

-A Work Of Mine

-Snow Mountain

-I Sing You A Song In Russian

-A 2 Bedroom Flat For 2 Weeks In London (Valid Until January 2011)

-One Of My Drawings To See What I Have Done Www.Tiphainedebodman.Com

-My Appartment In The Swiss Mountains For A Weekend (Skiing Season Ahead!)

-My Lovely Flat In Brussels For 1Week (Anytime)

-1 Week In An Enchanted Farmhouse In The Middle Of The Woods In Sourth Of Belguim For 6 People – Comfortable, No Noise/No Neighbours Charming View

-Chinese Birdcage

ArtBarter has plans to enable people to barter for art online. For now, you have to visit the show in person. Here’s the info:

…wonder what we could barter for this?:

Holton Rower

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