On today’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by Jen Bekman: gallerist, web entrepreneur, and art collector. Jen opened her gallery in the Lower East Side in 2003, and has been heavily involved in the art world. Jen is also responsible for many other initiatives under the name Jen Bekman Projects, including the affordable art print outlet 20×200. Tune in to this episode to hear Jen and Grace talk about the process of selling art. Why do so few people have art in their homes, and what is so intimidating about buying art? Learn more about 20×200, and why Jen thinks it is important for art to be made inexpensive. Jen and Grace also discuss the rewards that come along with owning art, and the inherent dialogue between the artist and the art collector. This program has been brought to you by 360 Cookware.
“I am most interested in democratizing all of the things that I’m interested in because I feel like way to many people are shut out from them. It sounds kind of corny, but I really think that people are missing out on joy if they’re not living with art- missing out on knowledge if they’re too intimidated to dive into a topic.” [11:20]
— Jen Bekman on After the Jump