via Modern Art Obsession, 12/12/07:
OK.. my little MAO-ettes.. this one is almost too good to believe...but yes..
It's totally legit..and such a deal plus you get to help a great charity!
There's this amazing charity called.. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). Here's more about the OLPC charity.
The charity's mission is to provide a means of learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly 2 billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. They look to provide a laptop to help connect and educate children...so what could be better then that??
Well.. how about also getting a one of a kind signed 11" x 14" color photo from one of America's most sought after photographers for just a $500 donation (aka.. a tax deduction).. ??
Actually it's a $400 donation and for $100, and you'll get a signed photo.
So Catherine Opie created a project of 100 images where she took photo's (both landscapes and portraits) of the artist's neighborhood of Los Angles and Three Rivers as a backdrop for the OLPC laptop.
Dr. Quiz and I saw a few examples of the photo's at the Luminaire Studio during Art Basel.. they were all pretty cool.
So, the only catch is you can't choose your exact image.. it's a surprise which one you'll get.
First, you just have to register at this website.. and then you can make your $500 donation here, and you'll get your unique 11"X14" Catherine Opie photo. Then they send you an invoice.. your pay, and they send you the package with the Opie Photo.
For those having trouble with the Luminaire Site.. Just call or contact :
ANGELA PEREZ: 305.576.5788 OR ANGELA.PEREZ@LUMINAIRE.COM or
Monique Brendel : firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell them MAO sent you.. for more info on this Charity Print Offer.