s[edition] is a new and innovative platform for collecting art from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists. s[edition] allows you to buy limited edition artworks in a digital format for your smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions. With s[edition] you can own pieces of digital art from some of the most bankable names in art – including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Shepard Fairey. Pieces range from £5 to £500 for the most expensive work, an animated version of Hirst’s diamond-adorned baby skull.
Emin has adapted a series of artworks she recently showed at her retrospective at London’s Hayward Gallery in 2011. ‘I like the idea of original pieces of art going to people directly for a low price,’ says the British artist, who gained her iconic status as part of the generation of Young British Artists.
The works – either prints or videos – come in editions of between 2,000 and 10,000, and are each numbered and signed and come with a certificate of authenticity.
‘We believe that s[edition] allows new global audiences access to works by the world’s leading artists,’ says Harry Blain, chairman and co-founder. ‘This continues the natural evolution of everything today, moving from a physical world to a virtual world: we are dematerialising art.’
Artfinder is delighted to announce that you can now view and purchase a sample of these iconic – and incredibly covetable – digital artworks from artfinder.com. What better way to start your art collection than with one of Emin’s neons (we reckon the real thing would set you back a small fortune), or with Mat Collishaw’s new media artwork that digitally manipulates and combines two portraits of Pope Innocent X by Francis Bacon and Diego Velázquez?
These works signal the beginning of a new trend in the way we experience, and own, art, and recent developments in technology mean that your tablet or smartphone is a great place to display high definition artworks. Thanks to s[edition] you can take your art collection with you wherever you go or display it in your home, and when the edition is sold out you can resell the artwork in the future.
s[edition] currently sell limited edition digital artwork by 9 contemporary artists: Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst, Isaac Julien, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Bill Viola, and Wim Wenders.
Follow the link to view a selection of s[edition] artworks available to purchase through Artfinder. For each work there is a red ‘buy’ button which takes you to s[edition], or alternatively you can click ‘collect’ to save the artwork to your profile for later. Happy collecting!