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Public Domain: Affordable Originals

Public Domain is an art project that will bring original artist editions to the public via coin-operated newspaper dispensers

Public Domain: Affordable Originals

Public Domain is an art project that will bring original artist editions to the public via coin-operated newspaper dispensers

$26
pledged of $2,200pledged of $2,200 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 5 2019 12:46 AM UTC +00:00

About

Public Domain is an art project that will bring original artist editions to the public via repurposed, coin operated newspaper dispensers. 

WHY?

Imagine walking into work, as you have every day for the last year, and something bright catches your eye. You walk up to a shiny vending machine and in the front plexi is a beautiful, unique, hand made piece of art. Now imagine plopping just 50 cents into that machine and reaching in to grab this piece for yourself! Public Domain hopes to bring that reality to life. We live in a world of scrolling and digital images flashing in our face. Links to things we want take us through rabbit holes and finally ending at a sketchy art auction website selling canvas prints for way more than our middle class pockets can handle. Owning original, handmade works should be something that every person has access to. Public Domain hopes to not only allow access to own original artworks, but also to invite everyone to view original works without the pressure or preconceived notions that a white wall gallery can impose. 

WHO?

We are still actively recruiting artists but check out some of the talented folks who have already signed on for the first year of operation!

HOW?

On a semi-regular basis artists will be invited to produce small editions of originals (2D works initially, with the potential to move to small 3D works) and these originals will be available for collection/purchase via the refurbished coin operated newspaper dispensers. These dispensers will be installed in various, high traffic locations throughout Cape Girardeau, MO.  

HOW MUCH?

Not the most fun question, but ultimately why we are all here. Public Domain will rely heavily on artist participation and understanding that sometimes opening a discussion is more important than making a profit. This campaign's intention is to cover only the initial costs of the project. 

Refurbishing/Powder Coating-$1,200 (cost for all 3 dispensers)

Hand Painted Customizations -$1,000 (done by @TopCoatSigns in St.Louis, MO) https://www.instagram.com/topcoatsigns/

Any additional raised funds will be used to cover "artist materials" for editions such as cellophane wrappers, cardboard backers, etc.

Risks and challenges

This project is not about making money, it is about bringing artist originals directly to the public! There are many wrinkles we expect to iron out as we go!

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    Special Edition Edition

    Own a special edition Public Domain edition!
    What will it be of? Who freaking knows but you'll be one of 30 people in the whole world who own it!

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    Overpriced Doodle-for a good cause!

    You will receive a doodle from one of our participating artists. Framed. Signed. Overpriced? Maybe :) but knowing your money goes to the cause helps, right?

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    Exquisite Corpse (just google it!)

    3 of our participating artists will create an exquisite corpse print, and you'll get to own it!!

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    You'll finally get to ask an artist to draw your dog, your house, your sister or whatever other weird things you want!

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