eBay is the world's largest auction market. Despite this massive trading volume, it rarely gets the kind of media attention delegated to museums and galleries. A recent search for the term “art” on eBay brought up 3,752,690 results.
Lake Havasu City, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
In an event that will likely span several years, Arizona artist Terry Aley is selling 5,000 pieces of art on eBay.com beginning the first week of February, 2012. To locate the artwork for sale, type “Terry Aley” into the eBay search field.
The works of art are mixed media, combining techniques from collage, retro pop advertising, abstract and expressionism paint application. Each piece of artwork is signed on the back, original, and is named by a number from 1 to 5,000. This makes it easy for a collector to know where a particular piece of artwork falls in the series, #1 obviously being the first created.
While auction site eBay is in fact the world’s largest art market, it typically gets little media coverage in the Arts sections of most newspapers and magazines. A recent search for the term “art” on eBay brought up 3,752,690 results.
“I wanted to do a project that was pure fun. I’m literally obsessed with advertising images from the 50s through the 70s and pop culture in general,” Aley says. “The images I’m using are full of color, humor and irony, and I think a lot of collectors will really connect to these.” Aley is no stranger to pop culture, as he also runs the entertainment website http://www.TerryAley.com, a humorous go-to destination for fans of reality TV shows such as the Real Housewives.
Aley has been selling artwork on eBay since the 1990s, and has sold pieces all over the US and internationally.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to various charities through eBay’s Giving Works. This program helps sellers list items on eBay to benefit nonprofit organizations. The program is administered by MissionFish, the nonprofit organization selected by eBay to administer the eBay Giving Works program.
For more information, a photo of the artist or additional quotes, please email the artist Terry Aley at aleydesign(at)gmail(dot)com or call 520-395-1790.
The media has permission to reproduce any images from the series to illustrate stories in newspapers, magazines or broadcast. Terry Aley retains all copyrights to the images.
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