Click! You’re Now an Art Collector
What members-only flash-sale sites like Gilt have done for clothes shopping a new site called Exhibition A (exhibitiona.com) is attempting to do for art buying. The site, which is already live but won’t start selling prints until Monday, is a collaboration between fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and gallery owner Bill Powers, who will be curating an all-star lineup of limited-edition, exclusive pieces by the likes of Terence Koh, David LaChapelle, Richard Phillips, and Nate Lowman. Each week a different print goes up for sale, appearing on the site and in subscribers’ in-boxes (there are no membership restrictions), all priced between $100 to $500. The site also features interviews with art insiders like Simon de Pury, Kim Hastreiter, and Sante D’Orazio. Through January 15, select pieces will also be on view and purchasable at the Gagosian Shop (988 Madison Ave., at. 77th St.; 212-744-9200)
Holland’s Conquering Heroes
Budding design superstars Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, the young geniuses behind the Antwerp-based Studio Job, are fast becoming world-famous for marrying medieval craftsmanship with a quirkily modern aesthetic in their sculptures, furniture, and graphic design. They’ll be in town this week to celebrate the release of The Book of Job, the leather-bound, gilded-edged bible of their partnership’s first decade. On Tuesday, Smeets will be giving a lecture at the Cooper Union titled “Free As a Ball and Chain,” followed by a book-signing, cocktails, and meet-and-greet organized by hosts Moss, Rizzoli, and Consulate General of the Netherlands (7 E. 7th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-204-7108; 12/7, 6:30 p.m.; free; email@example.com).