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New website for buying New Zealand art books and limited edition artworks

Dick Frizzell, Me According to Art History. David Shrigley, (Unitited) Cat. Gretchen Albrecht, Collages 1988 – 1989. Karl Maugham, Pulse.

ArtNow, which is run by the same people who, since 2016, have directed the Auckland Art Fair and this year’s Virtual Art Fair, was launched eighteen months ago offering an  online listing site for art exhibitions and events across Aotearoa.

It has  now launched two new online sections showcasing art books and limited editioned art works available to purchase from participating galleries.  This online listing of Art Books and Editions offers an ideal and easy way to engage with art especially at a time when many are confined by the Covid 19 crisis.

For new and established collectors the  online Editions pages will be a useful resource to see what is available at affordable prices. These artworks are limited editions  by well-known artists alongside early-career artists, with prices ranging from $20 – $5,000. Galleries include Two Rooms, Jhana Millers Gallery, Page Galleries and {Suite} Gallery.

ArtNow’s Art Books site brings together books about New Zealand art and artists in one place – offering easy online access to independently published art book’s such as Ray Ching’s “Aesop’s Outback Fabless” and forthcoming titles such as Dick Frizzell’s “Me, According to the History of Art” to be published in November. There are also several catalogues produced by New Zealand  public galleries (the Adam Art Gallery, Govett-Brewster and Te Uru) that are not stocked in most book shops.

The ArtNow.NZ site enabes visitors who wish to make a purchase to be directed to the gallery’s site to place their order. “Art should be a part of everyday life – something we live with, look at and enjoy all the time” says ArtNow founders Stephanie Post and Hayley White, “and art books and limited-edition art works offer the ultimate accessible entry point.” “The ArtNow.NZ website was founded for the purpose of offering the public easy online access to outstanding art exhibitions and events in New Zealand so the decision to include and amalgamate the books and editioned works available at more than thirty galleries was a natural extension.”

Editions and Art Books  available at

By johndpart

Arts reviewer for thirty years with the National Business Review

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