It's a shame really, I can imagine I would be disappointed as well. Hopefully luck will be with you next time round but the important material will all be there, and for cheaper, signatures personalize it but are not essential.
fucking lame. i enquired about this mainly as i collect signed art books, not really for the fact that it was a kaws book. the whole thing stank of bullshit and i was not ready to give up my cc details over an email.
Sounds like Aldrich dropped the ball. Too bad, as they undoubtedly had the best intentions at heart. Prob just didn't realize the demand. I didn't bother myself. But for those that wanted a signed book and got the shaft here, you could consider getting in touch with colette to see if they'll be selling any of the 200 exclusive copies (with blue cover instead) via phone or internet. I've emailed the only two addresses I could find a few days ago and haven't heard anything back. Most colette exclusives are only sold in store. But was hoping they might let 50 or something go to international customers. If anyone hears anything, let the group know.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Aldrich Editions are thrilled to announce a new KAWS screenprint, priced at $800, which depicts an image of SpongeBob; paper size 20 x 20 inches; edition of 100.
The Aldrich will not be accepting orders via phone or email; this KAWS print will be offered exclusively by Aldrich Editions through two venues:
Prints will be sold at The Aldrich’s booth at the E|AB Fair, 548 West 22 Street, New York City (between 10th and 11th Avenues), Booth 4, Floor 3. You will only be able to place your order in person at the Fair, on Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6, from 11 am to 7 pm; and on Sunday, November 7, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Well, I was not there personally as I said, it was my girlfriend but she was keeping me informed. She said there were about 20 people waiting this morning, she got there a little after 9 with an 11 opening time. The person in front of her got number 40 something and when she went up next she was number 83, someone made a call from what she saw going on and got like a bunch of them reserved or something. I don’t know what this was all about since as far as I know you could only do this in person but I'm sure there are exceptions made. I don’t think any will be left for the next two days from my understanding of what was going down, she did send me a photo text of what it looks like as they have one framed at the booth. It’s a close up of Sponge Bob, you only see his face, he is smiling, here is a link to one of his previous works that is probably the closest style of what the print looks like but instead of the frown it’s a big smile as I said and there is more detail. sookrong.wordpress.com/