Conceptual art emerged in the late 1960s, prioritising the idea or concept behind the piece over the actual art object.
Conceptual art, or conceptualism, was formed in the late 1960s, and focused on ideas (i.e. concepts) and theories more than making visual works. In 1967, artist Sol LeWitt named this new type of art ‘conceptual art’ in his essay ‘Paragraphs on Conceptual Art’. He said, "The idea itself, even if not shown visually, is just as much art as any finished thing." Conceptual artists used their art to challenge the idea of what art is, and to criticise the ideas behind how art is made, shared, and shown.
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X Marks the Spot – A history of collaboration in art and fashion
From Dali x Schiaparelli to Kusama x Louis Vuitton, fashion and art collaborations go way back. As Fashion Week begins, discover the history behind some of the most iconic cultural collaborations.
For Lawrence Weiner, art should do three things: ask questions, communicate an idea, and be useful for people.
Since the birth of art, humans have painted themselves. But what do portraits mean today? And how do they continue to capture precious moments of history?
Jenny Holzer: HURT EARTH
In a series of monumental light projections, HURT EARTH, art icon Jenny Holzer prompts urgent environmental action. Words from more than 40 global climate activists appear across the UK to coincide with COP26.
Avant Arte & For Freedoms
Our collaboration with the trailblazing, artist-run collective.
Tyler Hobbs was born in 1987 in Austin, Texas, where he currently lives and works.
Jean-Michel Othoniel was born in 1964 in Saint-Étienne, France, and is now based in Paris.
Who Taught You To Love?
For American conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, art is a means to visualise a message. His expansive practice investigates the intersections of race, identity, collective consciousness and consumerism.Launched as part of a wider collaboration between Avant Arte and artist-run collective For Freedoms, the edition reprises Thomas’ billboard design for the organisation’s 2020 Awakening Campaign. Find out more about the Avant Arte × For Freedoms collaboration.
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We collaborate with artists to create both limited editions and works on paper.
A limited edition is part of a unique series of pieces. Limited editions are fixed in quantity, meaning we will only ever produce a certain number.
Framing options vary for each piece and are listed on the individual artwork pages. Our standard glazing offer is a minimum 90% UV acrylic plexiglass, or you can upgrade to an anti reflective Optium museum plexiglass.
Yes, 100%. We work directly with our artists to create editions that accurately represent their body of work. Additionally, every artist personally reviews and approves their final editions.
Each edition comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist. Additionally every edition will be signed, marked, or numbered on the edition itself.
Works on paper and some originals don't come with a COA.
No—the copyright is not transferred to the purchaser of the edition.
All the ins and outs can be found on our orders and shipping page.