“Scorch 1” Art Print by Josh Keyes (Onsale Info)

Spoke Art just sent over the info about Josh Keyes’ new art print, “Scorch 1”. First, the basics, it’s an 18″ x 24″ giclee, has an edition of 150, and will cost $200. To score one, head to Spoke Art in San Francisco for the PangeaSeed’s ‘Sink or Swim’ shark fundraiser on Friday, September 23rd. You’ll need to bring a government-issued ID and sign a “collector resale agreement”. If any are left afterward, they’ll first be offered to Spoke’s mailing list subscribers. Get more info on the show at Spoke-Art.com.

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26 Responses to ““Scorch 1” Art Print by Josh Keyes (Onsale Info)”

  1. “collector resale agreement” aka “you can only buy it if you do with it as you are told”. can anyone provide a term for this?

    great print and great cause, btw

  2. collector resale agreement means that if you buy it, and “flip it” you will be black listed from future dealings with Spoke.

  3. Definitely wish I knew someone in San Fran…

  4. It’s a beautiful print! But as this is for a fundraiser a much larger edition would surely have made more sense to maximize funds. An edition of 750 would have made a lot of people very happy and raised a shed load of cash.

    Amazing print though! Good luck to all lucky enough to be giving this a shot.

  5. Gonna try to be there for sure

  6. if the gallery’s intention is to deter “flipping” they should just raise the price of the piece or print more copies. they shouldn’t be in the business of policing buyers. talk about a waste of time. i respect their position but this “contract” seems really silly.

  7. i’m sooo gonna flip this, just on principle

  8. well, if i had a chance in hell of getting one that is :)

  9. yes, when you buy something it’s yours to do what you want with it. give me a damn break with this print gestapo bs!! beautiful piece though

  10. I do think a larger print run would have been in the best interest of both people who actually want this on their wall and a great way to raise as much money as possible.

    Creating a “agreement” like that only creates more false hype, something not needed for Keyes work IMO.

    Maybe print a smaller sized, larger edition for the masses?

  11. Just as you can do whatever you want with a print, the gallery can do whatever they want about you and future sales. I have no issue with this policy since Josh probably had a hand in the decision and, in the end, it’s up to them if they want to implement an agreement.

    As for this print, they really should’ve made it more than 150 prints to raise more money. If they were concerned about the fundraising more than Josh’s work and its resale value, they would’ve had it over 500.

  12. If Josh wants to deter flipping, he should inscribe each print with the buyers name at time of purchase :) But seriously, on eBay just block out the edition number. Sellers do it all the time with tickets. Many don’t list the exact seat just the row and section. Revealing it only to the winner of the auction. No biggie.

  13. What if they require you to submit a polaroid of you each year with a current newspaper, government issued ID and the print.

    I’m not doing anything Friday 😉

  14. if I buy a DVD, i can show it to large crowds in an auditorium…wait, no i can’t

  15. but when you buy a DVD you are free to re-sell it.

  16. I agree with PG. Should’ve raised the edition instead of trying to control potential resale. If anything, this will increase the hype and inevitable flipper costs on ebay. This would have been so much more profitable if it were a timed edition or at least a run of 500 or more. How Spoke art thinks they are going to control what happens to each print after purchase is beyond me.

  17. The purpose behind the agreement is most likely because it’s a print to benefit a cause. It’s completely shitty to go and flip it and make more money on the print for yourself than the organization did. I don’t disagree with their decision.

  18. If they think the print will sell for more than what they are charging why not raise the initial price. As you said, it is going to benefit a cause so what would be the harm.

  19. The agreement won’t work though. These will easily flip for 5 times the cost out of the gate and that’s plenty of enticement. Shepard Fairey likes to blacklist flippers too but has that stopped people from doing it?

    I honestly don’t see how ethics come into play for this. The gallery has set the price for the print and that’s what they’ll get. How is this different than any other release?

  20. Such an awesome poster. That’s a really impressive roster for the show. Stoked to see all the pieces. Hats off to Spokeart, great cause.

  21. Like I said before,,, To 100% prevent flipping, Josh has to inscribe the name of the buyer at time of purchase. “To Ben G, All the best! Josh Keyes 33/150” Inscribe, sign and number the print all at the same time. Small and discrete in the margin. Flipping will stop immediately.

  22. So if the print was “inscribed” to the original person, then at a later date if they chose to trade this to someone for another print on ebeans or wherever then it would suck.
    I agree that flippers blow, but inscribing a piece of artwork that I am paying for would be like a cheesy custom autograph that nobody would want to trade for later.
    I dont flip any prints I score for profit, ever, but I do sometimes use them to trade for prints I was unable to get when they dropped and I now couldnt afford without being able to trade for the new one!

  23. Run has been increased 350. Bravo! … now to just ditch that agreement. Entire show really looks fantastic.

  24. No way around it. It’s selling on eBay. This is so silly; simply exploiting sales technique to hype print. I thought collectors were into screen prints and all this jive. Whats really going on. Lol. Ha, ha, ha! Great looking print and all, but seriously; price wise; then resale? Hype! Hype! Suckers! Rather buy Mondo Frankenstein at this price.

  25. Trading prints is such a small tiny percentage of this hobby. People buy, flip and sell. Inscribe it at purchase. No one’s forcing you to buy it. You don’t like the artist’s requirement? Don’t buy it. In fact, forget it. He doesn’t even have to sell it to you. No print for you! NEXT!

  26. Why do some of you care so much about a reseller agreement? If you have the right intentions it doesn’t affect you in the least…I really hope Keyes doesn’t jump the Shark (pun) ala you know who(LA) and you know where (TX)

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