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We value artists enormously at 20x200, and strive to provide them with an ever-expanding array of opportunities to advance their practice. How do we do that? By introducing them to new audiences, by getting their work on to the walls of collectors of all kinds and by creating substantive income so they can maintain their studios, fund travel and/or ambitious projects. There are few things that give me greater pleasure than writing fat checks to artists; as the business gains momentum, that’s something I get to do with increasing frequency.

I started 20x200 with two core goals in mind: I want everyone to collect art, and I want to enable an economy that allows more artists to make a living by making work. It’s time.

I wrote the above in response to a comment troll over on the (excellent! amazing! thank you so much!) LA Times blog post about 20x200.

Overall, I’m an avowed believer in the “do not feed the trolls" tenet of the interwebs; in this case, I was glad to be given the opportunity to provide some greater insight into some of the things that make my job the best one in the world.

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  4. caseyagollan said: But you left out the best part! Your first line had me LOL-ing all over the place.
  5. mikesinclair said: Jen, Have any detractors contact me – you guys helped open up the world for me. Just this week an art magazine in Germany saw one of my 20x200 images and purchased rights to publish it! Mike Sinclair
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