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Exhibition A Opens Barneys Pop-Up Shop

Barneys Pop-Up shop

Photos courtesy of Chris New and Barneys New York

Prints on display at Barneys New York's Exhibition A pop-up.

Want a side of culture with your shopping? Barneys New York is happy to deliver.

The department store has teamed up with Exhibition A, the members-only contemporary art e-commerce site founded by gallery owner Bill Powers, his fashion designer wife, Cynthia Rowley, and fashion exec Laura Martin. Barneys shoppers can now swing through the store’s Chelsea Passage to view and pick up prints by the likes of Spencer Sweeney, René Ricard, Max Snow and Lucien Smith, and signed books by Andreas Gursky, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

“I think that many people assume you need to be über-wealthy to collect art,” Martin told Barneys. “Exhibition A proves that’s not true. We’re offering our customers a curated entry point to contemporary art. We deal with artists who are represented by some of the top galleries in the world and are in the collections of top museums, but are still offering work priced under $1,000.”

Barneys Pop-Up shop

Photos courtesy of Chris New and Barneys New York

Exhibition A books at Barneys New York

(We suppose this means you can still splurge when it comes to Barneys’ shoe floor.)

“Your print collection can be your idealized private collection,” said Powers. “It’s like fantasy football for art fans … The great thing about hanging salon style is that it’s a group show on a single wall and your eye dances all over the place.”

The Exhibition A gallery will be open on the 9th floor at Barneys through April 16.


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