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Dear ArtWeLove collectors,
We are incredibly honored to make some rare originals and editions from artworks created or brought onboard the International Space Station available for art collectors worldwide.
These pieces were shown in 2008 as part of the legendary game developer and entrepreneur, Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux's private mission in an exhibition believed to be the first and only one of its kind staged on the International Space Station.
These pioneering works have never been more relevant at a time when one of the first commercial ventures, SpaceX, is getting ready for the end of its historic first mission to the International Space Station, and artist Tom Sachs is gearing up for an imaginary manned expedition to Mars at the Park Avenue Armory.
A pioneer in more than one way, Richard (aka Lord British for the gamers) has trail-blazed private space tourism, and reinvented action painting in the process.
The famous artist Jackson Pollock created paintings by throwing paint at his canvas and letting gravity help. To create artworks unlike any that could be made on Earth, Richard built a paint box and allowed droplets of paint to float and stick to the paper inside the box. As the paint dried it formed spheres rather than falling flat onto the paper as in Earth gravity. Watch Richard describing his painting process aboard the International Space Station.
Only ten works will be available for purchase for a limited time only. Included in this online event are five limited editions from original works created in space by Richard and five original watercolor paintings from Helen Garriott brought onboard the International Space Station during Richard's journey as a private cosmonaut.
They will be available for purchase online through June 30th, exclusively at ArtWeLove.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Challenger Center.
Happy art collecting,