Never2501, Pastel and Austin McManus (contributing editor at Juxtapoz magazine and also a photographer) are reaching out to you and the art community to help make an upcoming project a reality. The three artists are planning to collaborate on the Mirrorless Project, a series of complex installations this year during the Miami art fair craziness. These installations for the Mirrorless Project will take the form of wallpaintings and specially placed mirrors homes at Wynwood, Miami. It’s a bit difficult to explain, so here’s a mock-up of how the mirrors and the wallpaintings might interact at one of the houses:
One thing I’ve always admired about Never2501 is his curiosity with and embrace of how an artwork does not have to be a static thing, but can change over time in ways that an artist can only attempt in vain to control. The mirrors in this project are just one more example of that curiosity.
Pastel and Never2501 have worked on a series of collaborative and customized prints that they are using to crowdfund the project. Just as Christo and Jeanne-Claude sold preparatory sketches to fund their public projects, Mirrorless Project is being funded by sales of the print shown at the top of this post, essentially a preparatory piece for one of the installation sites. And there’s a lot of customization to these prints. They are one-layer screenprints. So, in the above piece the only thing that’s not handpainted is the drawing of the house. Everything beyond that is unique.
This Never2501 and Pastel collaborative and customized print is an edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs and measures 70 x 100 cm. Only the APs of the edition are left, at $150 each. You’re basically buying an original given the amount of customization, so don’t hesitate too long if you’re thinking about picking one up. To buy a print and help fund the Mirrorless Project, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images courtesy of Never2501