About the exhibition
40 Below is a celebration of NIAD's diverse roster of artists and the organization's continued efforts to offer unique, one-of-a-kind works of art at pricing accessible to anyone. Each of the selected paintings, sculptures and drawings in this online exhibition is available for $40 or less, a feat made all the more remarkable given the originality and quality of each of these works.
Buying art from NIAD at any price point helps to keep this important nonprofit organization up and running, and it also supports the artists directly as they receive 50% of sales. And who knows, an artist selling their creations for $40 today might be the venue's next breakout art star and follow in the footsteps of Marlon Mullen, who now has multiple galleries representing his artwork and is included in this year's Whitney Biennial.
A night out of drinks you're soon to forget or ART that will live on your wall forever? Easy math, if you ask me.
About the selector
Scott Ogden is the founder and director of SHRINE, a gallery located in New York's Chinatown neighborhood that specializes in exhibiting self-taught, outsider and contemporary art. The gallery's core mission is to find and highlight under-known artists of all backgrounds. Ogden is both a visual artist and filmmaker, and in 2011 he released the documentary film MAKE, which chronicles the lives and art of four American self-taught artists: Prophet Royal Robertson, Hawkins Bolden, Judith Scott and Ike Morgan. Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Texas, Ogden received his BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, his MFA from Queens College in New York, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He lives and works in New York City.