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A community of artists to create and sell limited edition silkscreen prints.
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222 backers pledged $13,592 to help bring this project to life.

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Artists: Chris Benfield / Noah Breuer / Blake Carrington / Nathan Catlin / Grayson Cox / Paloma Crousillat / Brad Ewing / Eric Hougen / Jared Friedman / Asa Gauen / Emily Henretta / Paul Jacobsen / Lou Joseph / Michael Levin / Michael Neff / Lauren Pakradooni / Eric Ramos Guerrero / Mark Rice / Daniel Rich / Julia Samuels / Seth Scantlen / Jeremy Sheaffer / Sarah Shebaro / Jonathan Stanish / Zefrey Throwell / Jesse Weiss

Personal Desire Propaganda is a silkscreening project involving an amazing group of artists and A LOT of prints. 

The idea is to make art about what we desire most, and to send those desires out into the ether in order to manifest them. Each artist makes an edition of 100 prints, and sells each one for a very low cost in order to more effectively put them out into the world. 

We’re fortunate to have already staged two shows in Dumbo, Brooklyn this year – one with This Red Door at Kunsthalle Galapagos and one at the 111 Front Street Galleries. 26 artists filled the space with amazing work and we sold the initial runs for just $10 each. It was a huge success but we can envision a much more ideal platform for our artists! 

We want to continue developing the project and take it on tour. 

Now, here’s where we need your help. As we move forward, we want to provide funding for artists’ materials so they can make new editions at no cost to them. We will commission new editions by 30 artists within the next year, and with your support we can provide everything these artists need – paper, screens, ink, film, production space, and more. These new editions will join our present collection in future exhibitions as well as on our website, personaldesirepropaganda.com

Secondly, with your support we can take this show to Berlin, Germany this summer. We’ve already secured an opportunity to exhibit the project with This Red Door at Reh Kunst (http://reh-kunst.de) from July 1st to August 31st, but need help to ship all 2500+ prints over there, fly over an installer, hire a gallery sitter, and take care of miscellaneous production expenses. 

The estimated breakdown of expenses: 

 THE "STEAK AND POTATOES": 

$300 x 30
30 Artist commissions (Paper, film, ink, emulsion, and production space supplied to each artist) 
$401.10
Durable Materials (Screens, Squeegees, Tear bar) 

BERLIN SHOW: 

$1250
Shipping and crate building for 2500 prints
$1000 Stipend for installer/gallery sitter
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$11651 Subtotal
$583 KS Fee
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$12233.66 Grand Total

AWARDS:

All You Need To Be by Grayson Cox
All You Need To Be by Grayson Cox

We think you’ll agree that we’re offering some pretty sweet awards to thank you for your pledge! For only $10 you can get the Money Tree print above.  The three of us behind the project have each made new editions just for this Kickstarter campaign. By pledging $50 you can take your pick of one of these! We also made a collaborative print we’re calling the “Lucky Cat”. With a pledge of $200 you can get all three solo prints plus the collaborative one! 

Special thanks to Eric Gauen for his original music for the video!

Special thanks to Lisa Kim and everybody at Kunsthalle Galapagos!

Special thanks to Jomar Statkun, Chris Stackhouse and Jared Friedman at This Red Door! 

Risks and challenges

Because this platform involves a COMMUNITY of people and not just us three, we will be relying on other people to make the new editions happen and produce future exhibitions. In order to sustain the platform financially for the long haul (since our artists get 100% of the profit) we will need to sell our limited edition "funder prints", which are donated by artists specifically for the purpose of funding the platform. The whole project requires a lot of good will from both artists and other supporters, but we're confident in this community!

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    PDF catalogue of all Personal Desire Propaganda artist prints sent to personal email account.

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    Small Money Tree Print + PDF

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    Original Silkscreen Personal Desire Tote Bag, PDF Catalogue and Money Tree Print.

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    Original 11" x 15" Silkscreen print "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen + PDF + Money Tree print

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    Original 15" x 22" Silkscreen print "Collapse Field" by Blake Carrington + PDF + Money Tree print

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    Original 15" x 22" Silkscreen print "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox + PDF + Money Tree print

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    NEW AWARD!! "All You Need to Be" by Grayson Cox. Limited edition silkscreen print.

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    Choose TWO original silkscreen prints: "Collapse Fields" by Blake Carrington, "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox or "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen + Money Tree print + PDF

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    Get all three original silkscreen prints by the artists: "Collapse Fields" by Blake Carrington, "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox AND "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen + Money Tree print + PDF

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    ETERNAL FRIENDSHIP SPONSOR /////////////////////////
    "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen,
    "Collapse Field" by Blake Carrington, "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox, and "LUCKY CAT" collaborative print by the three artists + Money Tree print + PDF

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    ULTIMATE PROPAGANDIST /////////////////////// "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen, "Collapse Field" by Blake Carrington, "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox, AND "LUCKY CAT" collaborative print by the three artists + Money Tree print + PDF +
    Get ALL the existing editions made by the 25 Personal Desire Propaganda artists! See them at http://personaldesirepropaganda.com.

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    MORE ULTIMATE PROPAGANDIST ///////////////////////
    Commissioned unique Money Tree PAINTING by Grayson Cox +
    "Fireworks" by Asa Gauen, "Collapse Field" by Blake Carrington, "Existential Ice Coffee" by Grayson Cox, AND "LUCKY CAT" collaborative print by the three artists + Money Tree print + PDF + Get ALL the existing editions made by the 25 Personal Desire Propaganda artists! See them at http://personaldesirepropaganda.com.

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