Aquarium Gallery Closing Sale – artmarketblog.com
The London based Aquarium L-13 Gallery (http://www.theaquariumonline.co.uk/index.html) is a contemporary commercial art gallery run by Steve Lowe. The gallery specialises in work of more unorthodox punk-based artists including Jamie Reid, Jimmy Cauty, Billy Childish, Sexton Ming and stop21stcplanb. On the 23rd of December the Aquarium L-13 will be closing it’s doors for good which has resulted in a rather spectacular closing down sale which includes works by the artists mentioned above at crazy prices that are unlikely to ever be repeated.
According to the Aquarium L-13 website before the gallery re-emerges in 2009 as a new and exciting outfit whcih will be called thel-13 Light Industrial Workshop and Private Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club for Art, Leisure and the Disruptive Betterment of Culture which will present a program of idea based exhibitions and creative projects “we must get rid of everything else so we are clearing out our cupboards and drawers, opening up tubes and boxes, and putting out everything we find up for sale. On top of that we are offering a selection of our existing editions at incredible knock down prices and others with modest reductions”. Most of this will only be available directly from the gallery however there are still many fantastic works available to purchase online.
As well as offering fantastic works of art with awesome discounts the gallery is also giving works away!! Every day during the sale the gallery will be putting up a free item for you to find. If for some reason their are duplicate orders due to many people crashing the system it will be awarded to the first order that comes through online… Sorry dems da rules.
THE RULES FOR THE FREE PRINT:
Right let’s be VERY CLEAR THIS TIME!!
One of the these is available for free. It will be given to the first person to order it online in a first come first serve basis. In the event of multiple orders being taken before the system refreshes it will be given to the first person who placed the order. You order confirmation DOES NOT mean you have won the item, It means your order has been logged. We will email you if you have won, and will email you if you haven’t one./ Please do not phone us. It’s not a prefect system, but it is a free print of you win.
To check out the works included in the sale go to:
If you are having trouble choosing I would go for one of the “God Save the (Ronnie Biggs, Jack the Ripper, Dick Turpin)” signed AP prints by the legendary Jamie Reid that are going for only 125 pounds which is a fraction of what they are worth.
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.