We did it!! Let's keep going for 200%...
First, as before, thank you so much for your support. Please continue your support by reposting the kickstarter campaign on your Facebook, twitter, etc: http://kck.st/nqHYxX. This will drive even more people to look at our site and, hopefully, consider supporting the project.
On Tuesday night, we surpassed our initial goal with still a month left to go. I never thought this would happen so quickly but I am thrilled it did; I never knew how many people this project touched outside of Ethiopia.
Last week, I met with curators, artists, publishers and bookbinders on the west coast and had some amazing conversations about what we can do with the book. The more I learn, the more I understand how creative it can get. For instance, if we raise a bit more money, we can put out a special edition of the book that I will design with Sudden Flowers in Addis Ababa when I am in Ethiopia later this year and that will include even more of the material. We will be distribute this special edition throughout Ethiopia using the funds we raise here.
So that is the next goal. Let's keep the momentum moving! More updates to follow!
Thank you so so so much,
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 14, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
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SINCERE THANK YOU - Acknowledgement on my website, ericgottesman.net.
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BEHIND THE SCENES - Web access to rare digital content from 10 years of working with Sudden Flowers including handwritten letters, pictures and funny dance videos.... not everything made it into the book.
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POLAROID THANK YOU - A thank you note on a Polaroid picture that I take just for you (plus Behind the Scenes access).
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EXHIBITION CATALOG - You will receive a first edition catalog of a solo exhibition of Sudden Flowers's work as well as work by American college students inspired by our work in Ethiopia (plus thank-you note and Behind the Scenes access).
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THE MASK VIDEOS (DVD) - A rare first-edition DVD of award-winning Sudden Flowers short films directed by Eric Gottesman (plus exhibition catalog, thank-you note and Behind the Scenes access).
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SIGNED BOOK + DVD - Shipped or handed to you upon publication (plus Behind the Scenes access).
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16 backers Limited (14 of 30 left)
VINTAGE SIGNED CONTACT PRINT + DVD - Made in my Ethiopia darkroom, these 3.5" x 4.5" prints are rough as my darkroom there was in my bathtub... but they are authentic and will be signed. Available until they run out (plus Behind the Scenes access).
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6 backers Limited (14 of 20 left)
LIMITED EDITION PHOTO + DVD - 11" x 14" Signed and editioned photographic print of the image at the end of the project description (below) titled "If I Were Not Who I Am, I Would Be a Singer." (plus a Polaroid thank-you note, DVD and Behind the Scenes access)
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A NIGHT WITH THE ARTIST - Private tour of my solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT between July and October 2011, cocktails afterward at the Hartford establishment of your choice and conversation about art, the project or whatever you want to discuss for up to four people (plus one book, DVD and Behind the Scenes access).
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3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
A NIGHT WITH THE ARTIST - Private tour of your choice of several Boston-area exhibitions during 2012, cocktails afterward at the establishment of your choice and conversation about art, the project or whatever you want to discuss for up to four people (plus one book, DVD and Behind the Scenes access).
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ART - One of 2 photographic cloths (10 feet x 3 feet). My original photographs printed on traditional Ethiopian cloths custom-made by weavers in Addis Ababa to match the colors and designs of the photographs. These are unique, unable to be duplicated and in limited supply.
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WORKSHOP - A day-long photographic seminar for up to 5 children (or adults) in the style of Sudden Flowers' photographic workshops. We will make art together and learn about photography (if beyond driving distance, travel not included). (plus rewards before the $500 level)
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ART PORTFOLIO - A suite of 3 specially selected, signed, limited edition 30" x 40" prints from the Sudden Flowers archive.