Intellectual Property Prints - Overview
Intellectual Property Prints, or IPP for short, officially launched in May 2013 at the Venice Art Walk with a collection of 9 serigraphs. My business partner in the venture, Ryan McIntosh, was the most epic screen printer I knew as well as my best friend at the time, and we had wanted to start something together for a while, so this was perfect.
My idea was to create and sell affordable screen prints by cutting edge artists without using a computer. Meaning, every print we would publish would be analog from start to finish. I had a connection to all of the artists and was in charge of sales whereas Ryan had the means of production.
By the end of Intellectual Property Prints' existence, we had published works by Gary Baseman, Jason Shawn Alexander, Bob Dob, Christine Wu, Daniel Edwards, Gregory Siff, Eric Joyner, Michael Sieben, Augustine Kofie, Isabelle Alford-Lago, J.A.W. Cooper, Erika Blair, John Knuth, Darcy Yates, and David Fisk Whitaker with three works that were designed but never printed by Peter Opheim, Jay Stuckey, and TwoOne.
One of our prints, which was designed by John Knuth, was part of a traveling art exhibition put on by Christies Auction House and was on display at the IPCNY not once, but twice. And we even exhibited at the LA Print Fair, Giant Robot, bG Gallery, The Art Grist, SGCi, and DesignerCon for two years in a row - as well as performed lectures at LACMA, The Compound Gallery, Can(n)on studios, and Cal State University, Stanislaus.
I also published a limited-edition "Autograph Book" as an exclusive product for our booth at DesignerCon 2013 under the Intellectual Property Prints footprint.
However, due to life taking us in different directions and an annoying tax issue, the company dissolved.