NEW YORK, NY.- Puzzles with Purpose
today announces Art x Puzzles, an online benefit sales initiative conceived to support artists during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis through the sale of Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzles. Organized by Puzzles with Purpose, the effort launches with exclusive limited edition puzzles created in close collaboration with over 70 contemporary artists from across the globe to support artist studios, existing wider artist relief efforts and causes of personal social and economic concern to participating artists. To that end, a percentage of all proceeds from sales will directly benefit the artists chosen charities.
Highlights of the many special editions available at launch include Louise Lawlers 1000-piece POLLYANNA ADJUSTED TO FIT, DISTORTED FOR THE TIMES dedicated to gallerist Yvon Lambert; Idris Khans The Old Tune; Will Cottons Cotton Candy Cowboy; Naama Tsabar's riveting performance piece "Dismantled; Spencer Tunick's "Big Color"; Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowes campfire-scented Victorian cut wooden puzzle; Marc Dennis magnetic America; Kay Rosens traditional paper jigsaw Big Talk; and Jitish Kallats Palindrome/Anagram part of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Also included are actor/artist Billy Zane's first painting, Telemundo, created on set during the filming of Titanic; Andres Serranos America Jewel-Joy Stevens; Brandon Lipchiks generative wooden puzzle using AI advanced technology; and Christopher Makos tribute to Andy Warhol, Andy in Clown Nose, a giant 2000-piece traditional paper puzzle.
Available in Collector Editions of 20 and 2 APs unless otherwise indicated and presented in custom-engraved presentation boxes, the investment-worthy jigsaw puzzles make edition collecting a fresh experience at accessible prices for coveted artists. All are produced with cutting edge technology, high quality materials and the latest innovation in unique jigsaw puzzle design.
The sale is now live to collectors, contemporary art lovers and puzzle enthusiasts and will be ongoing with additional artists and Limited Edition Collector puzzles added on a rolling basis.
ARTISTS AT LAUNCH INCLUDE:
Martin Ålund, Kiley Ames, Carlos Amorales, Grimanesa Amorós,Tauba Auerbach, Charlie Barton, Alessandro Belgiojoso, Amoako Boafo, Kathe Burkhart, Mircea Cantor, Yasmine Chatila, Winston Chmileinksi, Gerald Chukwuma, Phillip Colbert, Will Cotton, Marc Dennis, Robert Farber, Joe Fig, Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman, Asha Fuller, Juan Garaizabal, Alternonce Gumby, Matthew Day Jackson, Kharis Kennedy, Enrique Garcia Lozano, Veronika Georgieva, Loris Gréaud, Mahmoud Hamadani, Nir Hod, Richard Jackson, Jitish Kallat, Idris Khan, Shin II Kim, Sally Kindberg, Krystofer Kimmel, Yashua Klos, Adam Kluger, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Hans Kotter, Maria Kozak, Louise Lawler, Robert Lazzarini, Brandon Lipchik, Christopher Makos, Miltos Manetas, Fabian Maraccio, Melvin Martinez, Helina Metaferia, Marilyn Minter, Seren Morey, Carrie Moyer, Tatyana Murray, Zahra Nazari, Ludovic Nkoth, Eric Payson, Stephen Posen, Nicole Rafiki, Pedro Reyes, Kay Rosen, Kenny Scharf, Mark Seidenfeld, Andres Serrano, Stephen Shanabrook, Shura Skaya, Veronica Smirnoff, Paul Solberg, Naama Tsabar, Spencer Tunick, Rafael Vargas-Suarez, Brad Walsh, Chuck Webster, Gal Weinstein, Peter Wise, Agustina Woodgate, Sisley Xhafa, Ekrem Yalcindag, Billy Zane and Zevs.
Each Limited Collector Edition is accompanied by an engraved USB drive holding a certificate of authentication, jigsaw image and further background on the artist.