Art Bag is a unique 'surprise' art envelope, containing artists’ prints, signed and numbered limited editions. The project takes its cue from collectible trading cards, and issued its first publication in 2016.
How does it work? For each issue, the editorial team invites a number of artists to produce an artwork on paper in A4 format, which is printed in limited editions. Each envelope is different: any copy contains only a limited number of the multiples of artists taking part to each issue.
Who is it for? Art Bag it’s an incitement to play with art, aimed at new as well as experienced collectors and art lovers. The goal is to propose accessible collecting of quality with a "plus": surprise. It’s an invitation to devotees and followers of contemporary art to accept new suggestions. It is an operation of artistic promotion, mixing the work of established artists and emerging talents.
Why collecting Art Bag? Art Bag is a rare opportunity for collecting art of quality. It is the equivalent of scouting for football: searching for talent in big stadiums as well as in the suburban fields, to inject flair in the game. Besides creating a direct thread between artists and collectors, the aim of Art Bag is that of promoting the work of young and emerging artists of value, and by 'shuffling cards', bring together the work of emerging and established talents.
For all the reasons we have mentioned Art Bag and its artists express the ZEITGEIST of our times with an open, collaborative and experimental project, in which emerging artists are just as important as established artists: all together they return the pulse of art today. Art Bag invites artists to create temporary networks, mixing generations, styles, subjects and media.