Recent Articles
Alberto González Vivo talks about his art
Meet the Artist
Alberto González Vivo – 'I think if the work has the desired effect on me, it will have that effect on others'
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Close Look
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Lindsay August-Salazar on her inspirations, influences and ideals
Meet the Artist
Lindsay August-Salazar – “Art has the capacity to expand my deeper drive and interest in human expression'
Colleen Blackard - 'I want to build worlds to share'
Artist to Watch
Colleen Blackard - 'From an early age I found it easier to communicate with gestures and pictures than with words'
Bepi Ghiotti on his photographs of rivers and mountains
Meet the Artist
Bepi Ghiotti - 'An artwork is never still although what it represents might seem like it is'
Catherine Opie tells us how she got this amazing shot
Catherine Opie tells us how she shot this powerful photograph at the first ever women's march
Meet the Artist
Rey Zorro - 'When we went on holiday we’d put chairs on the beach to look for UFOs in the night sky. This was normal at home; we never spoke about it as being ‘out of this world’
Meet the people behind Assembly
Meet the Dealer
Meet the people behind Assembly - a new kind of gallery
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Adam Clayton
How I Collect
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Adam Clayton
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her new Artspace edition
Artist to Watch
'I was really trying to paint what it feels like to be living in the fall of human civilization' - Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her powerful new Artspace edition
William Eric Brown on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘I’m most comfortable in that state of unknowing - is it real or imagined?’ - William Eric Brown
TM Davy on his benefit auction contribution
Meet the Artist
'Unhappy and happy flow back and forth like a tide making art. I’m working to be OK with that' – TM Davy
Anthony Goicolea on his new Artspace Edition
Meet the Artist
'I am most inspired by those weird transitional moments or in-between states where things undergo metamorphosis' - Anthony Goicolea
Jerry The Marble Faun on the latest Artspace Auction
Meet the Artist
‘It takes a lot of energy to tap into whatever is trapped inside the material - the process is like a releasing a spirit’ – Jerry The Marble Faun
Garrett Chingery on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘My interests include the relationship of one’s self to the world, surrealism and mystery’ - Garrett Chingery

Conversation Piece

David Altmejd's First-Ever Prints Turn the World on Its Head


David Altmejd's First-Ever Prints Turn the World on Its Head
Ringers (MS) (2014) by David Altmejd

Here’s everything you need to know about the Canadian artist’s hilarious yet formally elegant mini-portraits in his Ringers portfolio.


1. David Altmejd is best known for spectacular museum shows of his sculptural works, which have ranged from gigantic humanoid figures in the process of decay and transformation to complex and highly conceptual vitrine-bound pieces made with string, chain, sequins, and more.


2. The pieces that comprise Ringers represent both a departure from Altmejd’s normal approach (these are the first prints the artist has produced) and a reexamination of the subtler themes throughout his body of work, especially his deftly humorous touch and an ongoing fascination with the mutability of identities and forms.


3. Created over the course of a year at Columbia University’s LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, these works originate from simple photo portraits of staff, students, and studio assistants that Altmejd flipped upside-down before embellishing them into new compositions—using everything from Photoshop and collage to hand drawings and various printing techniques.


4. In her review of the variable edition in Art in Print, Faye Hirsch writes, “Altmejd is revealing nothing except, perhaps, the reality that we all carry within us for more than one identity… Though playfully intent on asserting artistic liberties, Altmejd here pays tribute to those who facilitated his creation.” The result are small and affordable works by an important artist that mix levity and artistic rigor, making for an exceptionally livable evocation of Altmejd's powerful themes. Browse all of the prints here.

Ringers, 2014
Portfolio of 21, Intaglio with pigmented inkjet, collage, and hand additions


a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.