re: Ben Eine - New Print Release 2014

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RambosRemodeler
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:28 pm

toobs wrote:i jus dont get this guys work, and those prices dayum
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:29 pm

As far as the artist is concerned, these are priced perfectly. Will most likely sell out pretty quickly and very little meat on the bones for flippers. I will most likely go for a regular. 12 colors, hand-pulled, UV varnish, hand-deckled edges. Will probably look pretty sick.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:31 pm

The printing will absolutely be top notch. That's almost a guarantee.

The letter spacing kills it for me on this one.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:39 pm

yeezus. those prices... i was really really hoping for about $300-350 because of the edition size. Might hold off on this one now. :?
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Like most everyone else here, I was prepared to (or at least thinking about) buying at $300. As with all big releases, these would have been immediately on eBay, and may have sold for around $500. I don't have a real problem with the artist trying to get the difference between his sale price and the flip price. It may take a week or so to sell out at these prices, but even that is probably better than essentially gifting $200 to a flipper.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:59 pm

echoing all the comments re the price, was hoping for pricing more aligned with the last release. need to get amazement framed
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:01 pm

It's a seller's market. good for Eine if he can sell out his prints at those prices. still waiting for the right image/word/letter from him.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:33 pm

bkboy77 wrote:still waiting for the right image/word/letter from him.
if revolution was a homerun image (for me it wasn't), then i would have happily purchased @ $500.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:53 pm

soupysound wrote:
bkboy77 wrote:still waiting for the right image/word/letter from him.
if revolution was a homerun image (for me it wasn't), then i would have happily purchased @ $500.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:44 pm

RambosRemodeler wrote:
toobs wrote:i jus dont get this guys work, and those prices dayum
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yea maybe, I understand the appeal and I've seen tons of Bens prints in person and they're quite nice and i think the attraction is the high quality of the printing itself, but honestly i just don't get the artistic merit of using a rosewood font adding some colors and slapping a high price tag on it for consumption makes much sense to me, that's all really,not knocking the art per say just the price points set for the art
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:58 pm

I'm also surprised by the pricing on these. $500-700 for a combined print run of 500 seems crazy to me. I really liked the image, but the price is so far off from his historical pricing. His other large-edition releases were all priced around $300. At this price, I'd rather put the money into an original piece.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:06 pm

Raking in $150k from just the regular edition (not including costs and such). Nice pay day indeed!
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:51 am

He's trying the KAWS pricing strategy.
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:11 am

I like how the OP just totally abandoned this thread.
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They'll be back next week to pimp it if we don't keep the thread adequately bumped.
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