The Detroit-based company StockX, a go-to online marketplace for exclusive sneakers, apparel, electronics, and collectibles, recently expanded its reach into art prints.
Now, the company is doubling down on its art focus and has announced a multi-year collaboration with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham. The multifaceted collaboration will establish a scholarship fund for Cooper Union, Arsham’s alma mater.
Arsham, the founder of Snarkitecture, is well-known for his collaborations, having worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, designer Kim Jones, and Pharrell Williams, among others, on a variety of cross-disciplinary projects.
As part of the deal, StockX will become the official secondary marketplace for Ashram’s editioned work; once editioned works are sold out on the artist’s website, visitors will be redirected to StockX.
Proceeds from the sale of each Arsham work on the marketplace will go towards benefitting the newly established Next Gen Scholarship Fund at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
Ashram will also release a collection of new works exclusively through StockX, as well as lead an annual charity auction devoted to the scholarship fund. In 2003, Ashram was the recipient of the Gilman Trust Fellowship Award at Cooper Union. The partnership with StockX will last at least two years.
Daniel Arsham, 2021. Courtesy of James Law.
As another element of the partnership, Arsham will curate DropX, a series of product releases in collaboration with emerging artists.
Artists will be able to benefit directly from these releases: under StockX’s format, artists are paid from profits both from the official release, and subsequent resales.
“I’m excited to create and release exclusive products to which people might not otherwise have access. But more than anything, my work with StockX is about leveling the playing field for artists and giving back to the next generation through this incredibly innovative arts education fund,” Arsham said of the partnership.
StockX is currently offering 350 prints by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, and Shepard Fairey.
Discover more art prints with StockX here.
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