Exhibition A, a new members-only website, joins the ranks of flash sale sites Gilt Groupe and One Kings Lane, offering exclusive access to contemporary artwork in a similar fashion. Working with a range of top contemporary artists, such as Richard Phillips (of Gossip Girl fame), Hanna Liden, Mark Borthwick, Rene Ricard, and more, Exhibition A offers limited-time, open-edition pieces at affordable prices. "Open editions" are prints which have no predetermined limit to the number that can be produced, but they are limited by time (usually two to four weeks), so once the edition closes, they won't be offered again. Depending on size, the high-quality prints range from about $75 to $450, unframed, and every print is stamped with the artist’s signature and delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
I'm eyeing the "Boat" print (right) by Rene Ricard with its chalky cursive lettering and romantic mid-century-style seascape. But I'm sure pop art enthusiasts will also love Richard Phillips's hyper-realistic "Der Bodensee" painting (left). Considering that Phillips paintings have gone for thousands at auction, it's a smart, affordable way to collect limited-edition artwork. Just head here to become a member!