Indiegogo campaign

Janez Pristavec - slovenian artist



Campaign Tagline 

 

Preparing large retrospective of selected works, marking 10th anniversay of artist death.

Campaign Overview 

 

We are gathering resources to process and exhibit the works of the late Slovenian artist Janez Pristavec (1947-2008). We are planning to stage a big retrospective of around 4000 pieces in his home city’s largest galleries honoring the 10th anniversary of his passing. 

The aim of this campaign is to gather the much needed financial support for a proper final processing of the retrospective collection; and to showcast and offer some quality Slovenian art to interested collectors across the globe.


Campaign Pitch

 

We are a small family gallery, which was established in 2008 by Pristavec’s daughter Ivana, an art historian and her husband Igor Unuk, multimedia and computer specialist. The main aim of our gallery is to preserve the artistic legacy of Janez Pristavec, who was incredibly prolific, producing more than 6000 works during his lifetime. 


We are working on this project since 2008 and now almost a decade after his death, we feel that It’s the right time to introduce his large opus to the world. We managed to digitalize and systematize a large part of his oeuvre in the last years, however the final step we want to achieve is to exhibit his works in eight largest galleries in Maribor in the coming year, preferably around April 2018. We also want to establish a complete and permanent virtual internet gallery with his works after April 2018.  

To manage to do that, we must:

  • make better digital copies of some of the pieces
  • clean and repair works on canvas
  • clean and repair works on paper
  • prepare all works for exhibitions
  • organize and promote exhibitions

In January of 2017 we have organized a commercial exhibition in Maribor, as we are aiming to gather resources any way possible. Indiegogo campaigning is a completely new experience for us but it makes complete sense to broaden our efforts in this direction as well.  

We are a small dedicated team and we unfortunately live in country with a broken culture and art based economy model. We have been meticulously preparing the material for years now and we have put a lot of our resources, time and finances into it. 

2018 is fast approaching and we are really confident about the material that we want to show, but we need additional funds to properly prepare the pieces. We carefully selected the works that are for sale and can also be used in all sorts of campaigns. We feel this is a great way to exchange cultures and to find support on a global scale. 

This campaign is a completely new experience for our small gallery. Since our opening in 2008 we were really active in dealing with the local art scene - http://galerijaunuk.weebly.com/ - and putting together Pristavec’s collection. We studied many campaigns, spoken with curators at home and abroad, attended lectures in contemporary art and consulted several art critics and we think we’ve put together a representable package, which enables our supporters to put some quality art on their walls and help us successfully finish the Pristavec project.  

A contribution for this campaign is specifically planned for expenses regarding the restoration, revitalization and digitalization of 400 selected works on canvas representing a major part of Pristavec’s retrospective. We have one of the best Slovenian restoration masters as our adviser – M.A. Nada Madžarac, the director of the restoration center at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana - and we will spend the funds on professional teams of art students, chosen and advised by her.

Restored works will be put in proper frames, finalized and prepared for the exhibition in April 2018. All the works will be professionally photographed, digitalized and showcased as a permanent internet gallery after the exhibition concludes. So the campaign mostly covers pieces on canvas, but if any money is left, it will be put to use to fund the restoration of the works on paper. A large part of the oeuvre on paper (around 70 %) is already properly archived. However, two really interesting collections on mashed paper need expensive restoration procedures and some of the early works need to be treated with special care by removing any dust particles and strengthening the structure. 

We have some unique, high quality perks in the form of three original graphic art pieces called Woman with Hen on a Horse, done by Janez Pristavec in 1980. They were done in a series of 10. We didn’t sell any pieces until now, since we have to properly prepare all of them. This is a good opportunity to get an original Pristavec piece for an affordable price, before July 2017, when we plan to sell first works to gather resources for the final part of the campaign. The available original graphic art from 1980 is in mint state.

We have carefully selected the presented works of late Janez Pristavec out of approx. 2300 pieces. 

All reproductions for this campaign were printed as test specimens in one of the best local print shops, which prides itself with a two decade long tradition of replicating art of supreme quality. All prints were additionally checked by three specialist. We plan to start printing pieces a month after the launch of the campaign, because bigger orders mean a better printing price. After 3 days of printing we plan to spend 2 days preparing the packages. The idea is to start shipping them right after that. We will repeat the process in a month’s time, when the campaign concludes. 

All reproductions will be printed in limited series and used exclusively in this campaign. Each piece comes with an official gallery signature and certificate.

We carefully constructed our perks out of all available awards. We also consulted several specialists for graphic art and art historians regarding our selection, prints, prices, art markets etc.

If we do not reach our goal, we will ship works to all the people that contributed to the campaign and use collected money to restore at least a part of the work on canvases.

If funding goes really bad, we will calculate expenses and send your money back if printing and sending will not be financially viable. 

We think we’ve made a reasonable offer for a good price that will help us gather a part of the needed financial support to present Pristavec’s fine collection. 

We think that culture is really important. It is a vital part of contemporary and future society. It is our goal to provide insight into a big part of Slovenian art history. A deeper look into this collection reveals an intelligent, progressive, unrelenting drive for artistic research and experimenting. 6000 pieces represent an almost complete collection of a dedicated, sometimes even obsessed artist, who reflected life in his city, captured its people and looked into and worked through his inner and outer states from 1968 to 2008. After 90 exhibitions staged in his lifetime, now, a decade after his death, we feel he deserves a wholesome retrospective and a proper digital presentation that will delight visitors, researchers, art historians, collectors and the interested public in general for many years to come.

Since we are doing this kind of campaigning for the first time, we’re more than open for any suggestions in all aspects of the experience. We will gladly answer all your questions and take time for your suggestions. Please feel free to contact us on all web and RL channels!

CATALOGUE

 
 

Perks

 

 Basic supporter

2 reproductions from Figures collection
Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec
Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info
Thank you card with Janez Pristavec work! 
You/ll be added as official supporter of project on Janez Pristavec web page

 Serious Supporter

Woman with hen; professional reproduction on paper by Tiki the Handcrafter    
Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info    
Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec
Thank you card with Janez Pristavec work! 
You/ll be added as official supporters of project on Janez Pristavec web page

 

Advanced Supporter

3 reproductions from Still life collection
Woman with hen; professional reproduction on paper by Tiki the Handcrafter    
Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info    
Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec
Thank you card ! 
You/ll be added as official supporter of project on Janez Pristavec web page

Naughty supporter

3 reproductions from Nude collection
Woman with hen; professional reproduction on paper by Tiki the Handcrafter    
Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info    
Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec
Thank you card! 
You/ll be added as official supporter of project on Janez Pristavec web page

 

Mythological supporter

3 reproductions from Mythology collection
Woman with hen; professional reproduction by Tiki the Handcrafter
Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec
Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info
Thank you card! 
You/ll be added as official supporter of project on Janez Pristavec web page

Mega Supporter

ORIGINAL WORK  Girl with Rooster on a Horse
Woman with hen; professional reproduction on paper by Tiki the Handcrafter
3 prints Mythology coll.
3 prints Nude coll.
3 prints Still life coll.
2 prints Figures coll.
Digital Catalogue
Gift voucher
Thank you card! 
    You/ll be added as official supporter on Janez Pristavec web page


Items

 

Girl with rooster on a horse

Woman with Rooster on a Horse , 1980, 50 x 45 cm; 10 prints series

Woman with Rooster on a Horse

Original graphic

1980

50 x 45 cm

print 7 of 10, print 8 of 10, print 9 of 10


3 prints from Mythological series

 

lifesize 1:1 transfer 

professional maximum quaility prints 

high quality 100 % cotton canvas

material density 380g/m2

one sided CMYK print

30 x 50 x 70 cm; 19.6 x 27.5 inch

Lapitnia and centaurus - 2008 - acryl on canvas

3 x 50 x 70 cm; 19.6 x 27.5 inch

Two satyrs - 2008 - acryl on canvas

3 x 50 x 70 cm; 19.6 x 27.5 inch

Neptune - 2008 - acryl on canvas

30 x 50 x 70 cm; 19.6 x 27.5 inch


3 prints from Nude series

 

lifesize, 1:1 size transfer

professional maximum quaility prints 

high quality 350g/m2 nongloss paper

one sided CMYK print

100 x 70 cm; 39.3 x 27.5 inch ; 30 x 40 cm; 11.8 x 15.7 inch;  50 x 40 cm; 19.6 x 15.7 inch

Modernistic nude - 1978 - oil on canvas

100 x 70 cm; 39.3 x 27.5 inch

Blue - 1985 - acryl on canvas

30 x 40 cm; 11.8 x 15.7 inch

On Sofa - 1987 - acryl on canvas

50 x 40 cm; 19.6 x 15.7 inch


3 prints from Still Life series

 

lifesize, 1:1 size transfer

professional maximum quaility prints 

high quality 350g/m2 nongloss paper

one sided CMYK print

30 x 30 cm; 11.8 x 11.8 inch

Still Life I - 1989 - oil on canvas

30 x 30 cm; 11.8 x 11.8 inch 

Still Life II - 1989 - acryl on canvas

30 x 30 cm; 11.8 x 11.8 inch

Still Life III - 1989 - acryl on canvas

30 x 30 cm; 11.8 x 11.8 inch


2 prints from Figures series

 

lifesize, 1:1 size transfer

professional maximum quaility prints 

high quality 350g/m2 nongloss paper

27 x 21 cm, 10.6 x 8.2 inch; 21 x 27 cm, 8.2 x 10.6 inch 

The Fiddler- 1996 - acryl on canvas

27 x 21 cm; 10.6 x 8.2 inch

The Harlequin - 1996 - acryl on canvas

21 x 27 cm; 8.2 x 10.6 inch


Tiki Handcrafter reprint

Woman with Hen, 2017, 21 x 27 cm,

series of 120 pcs

reprint: Tiki the Handcrafter

Tiki Handcrafter in CGU Maribor - Center for graphic arts

Woman with Hen

reprint: Tiki the Handcrafter, 2017

21 x 27 cm

series of 120 pcs


Gift card

 

Gift voucher for first buy in future Shop on www.pristavec.info

Digital catalogue of graphics

 

Digital Catalogue of all graphics done by Janez Pristavec


WALLPAPERS

 

5 wallpapers in 5 resolutions

Thank you note  

 

Thank you card with Janez Pristavec work! 


Web Hall of FamE

You/ll be added as official supporter of project on Janez Pristavec web page