About Art Shop
Art Shop offers extensive bodies of work by many local and national emerging and established artists including Gladys Barker Grauer, L.G. Carpenter, Katherine McGlynn, Heather Johnson, Chris Twomey (1954-2012) as well as artists by celebrated artists such as Faith Ringgold, Ibrahim Ahmed III, Dahlia Elsayed, Jerry Gant, Jon Rappleye, Karlos Cárcamo, Nisha Sondhe and others.
Please ask to peruse our flat files. Every purchase supports artists as well as Gallery Aferro’s nonprofit programs. Please ask about our payment options, we accept every major credit card as well as transactions via PayPal and Venmo. In the interest of affording all buyers an opportunity to bring quality artwork home we also offer a 6 month payment plan to anyone willing to make the commitment.
Why should you collect art? Several perspectives influence the answer to this question. Some sources recommend studying what is new and influential and taking a more business-minded approach to art collecting in order to secure the artwork’s financial value. Other sources recommend looking for art beyond just big name galleries and museums and focusing on the cultural value your collection might accrue, arguing that in the end this is more valuable.
Regardless of your end goal, your starting approach should be to find art that fits your tastes, your budget, and most important that excites you. You will be undoubtedly happier acquiring art that you like instead of just art you think will be valuable in the long run. So if you want to begin a collection, set your eyes for art you really like, key in on what is it you like about this art and take it from there.
ArtBusiness.com and Openwallsgallery.com both have great written sources that tackle different ways of thinking about starting a collection and the steps to take in order to get to where you’d like to be. Artevolution.com and Saatchiart.com also provide good information on the safe-keeping of your new art collection. Finally Huffingtonpost.com and Wayfair.com offer tips on framing and hanging art, respectively.
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From April 7 to May 26, 2018, Art Shop is highlighting the artwork of New York based photographer Luis Carle. Available at Art Shop to accompany his inclusion in the exhibition Two Spirits, curated by Jo-El Lopez, are two exclusive editions of photographs Carle took in the early 1990s of the once iconic Crow Bar in New York’s East Village. The two editions, one in color and the other in black and white (pictured below) provide a theatrical view into the gay scene of the time, a small slice of a much larger, complicated whole which Carle depicts across much of his photography.
Carle, born in Puerto Rico, came to New York in the 1980s to study photography at Parsons School of Design and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Daily News amongst other art magazines. He is interested in addressing cultural ideas of masculinity, its perceived meaning and its implications within Latino culture.
Crowbar East Village NYC 1994, B&W Print, 8×10, 1994, printed 2018, exclusive edition of 15, $180
Gallery Aferro’s Art Shop Featured Artist