Tonight the Con Artist Collective opens its second iteration of “$20 Art Show” — an exhibit of over 1000 postcard-size works of art, submitted by artists around the globe. A few years ago following SLAP (2013) and SLAP 2 (2015) Con Artist presented street stickers and graffiti writing as relics of diverse urban landscapes. The collective also became the holder of the largest collection of slap sticker art made by an international body of street artists. Even though the “$20 Art Show” from 2015 reflected a similar philosophy, it also drew inspiration from the Bread and Puppet Theater’s 1984 manifesto titled “Why Cheap Art?” This new, monumental presentation of postcard scale artworks features paintings, drawings, prints, sketches as well as mixed-media objects made by artists from all over. “Art has to be cheap & available to everybody.” The exhibition is scheduled to close on June 30th but will could end earlier.
Originally published at artists-studios.com on June 28, 2017.