-Leonardo da Vinci
Hello - I hope everyone is having a great week! Today I am featuring my favorite type of art to collect: ACEO's.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-Henry Ward Beecher
What is an ACEO you say? Well, let me tell you!
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". When creating these cards there is only one rule - they have to measure 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. Otherwise, the sky is the limit!
ACEO's are an offshoot of the popular and frequently traded (never sold) Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These original, work-of-art calling cards were traded among artists and were the brainchild of Swiss artist, M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1996.
ACEO's are sold as originals or prints. Make sure you know which type you are buying. A print should be labeled as such, and it should be numbered and signed.
I am an avid ACEO collector. I have "Coffee Table" book that I made to keep my ACEO collection. I love to look at it daily and it makes a great conversation piece! Collecting ACEO's is a fun, compact, and relatively inexpensive way to collect art!
Start your collection today!
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
Have a great weekend and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!