COLLECT: Benefit Editions Under $100

Support Local Nonprofits by Collecting Benefit Editions

Artists regularly collaborate with nonprofits to produce limited-edition artworks, the sales from which benefit the organization. The advantages of these works include: they are expertly curated from emerging as well as big-name artists at more accessible prices and a fantastic way to support the arts, arts organizations and artists – the perfect way to get your feet wet collecting.

ForYourArt selects our favorites in this ongoing feature. View all the works that support L.A.-based nonprofits at Benefit Edition.

Favorite Benefit Editions Under $100

Karl Haendel, Untitled, 2008
$35 for X-TRA
Edition of 100, screenprint on 100% cotton, 14 in. sq.

This black-and-white handkerchief designed by Los Angeles-based artist Karl Haendel is the first artist edition for X-TRA, a nonprofit quarterly journal focusing on contemporary art.

Haendel, known for his scribbles, enlarges quick, insignificant doodles by attentively re-drawing them, modifying them into imposing formal arrangements (see more images of his work). Haendel was included in the recent Greater LA exhibition in New York City over the summer. Read the review the Modern Painters here. Haendel has shown throughout the United States with exhibitions at MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in addition to international shows in Oslo, London and Beijing. Pick up a copy of Karl Haendel, a book on the artist’s practice by Gabriel Ritter and Gloria Sutton.

Glenn Kaino, Untitled (Detailed LA><ART Storage Pad Lock), 2010
$100 for LA><ART
Edition of 100, each unique, silk screen ink on photo copy print, 11 in x 8 in

L.A.’s Glenn Kaino picked apart LA><ART’s storage pad lock in this edition of 100 where each print is unique because of the silkscreening process. This is a gift with a donation of $100 or more to the nonprofit known for its experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives around the city. Kaino also turned magic into art at the LA><ART Annex at Space 1520.

by Alexis M. Johnson

Also see Joel Tauber Edition for LA><ART.