Melbourne may well be miles from most of the world's cultural epicenters, but when it comes to appreciation of quality photographic art, Melbournians know their stuff. Perhaps that's why Lumas Editions decided to expand their global galleries by opening a Melbourne tangent just over a month ago. Located in the hip Little Collins Street precinct, Melbourne's Lumas Gallery continues the company's global reputation for providing stunning affordable photographic art for people wanting a more modern art-buying experience.
Created in Berlin in 2004, Lumas Editions Gallery aims to democratize the art market allowing new and established art collectors the opportunity to buy museum-quality photographic and digital art for a fraction of standard art gallery prices. In addition to granting photographers from across the globe international exposure, Lumas Editions Galleries also allow the modern consumer a chance to enter and browse an art gallery without feeling intimidated.
Working with around 120 established artists and opening their doors to new photographers, Lumas offers 940 works in limited edition runs of 75 to 150, signed by the artist. The higher editions created, the lower the price. Best of all, those not in Melbourne (or any of the other global cities Lumas has a gallery in) can purchase art online. It seems the new genre in art collecting has finally arrived.
Lumas Editions Gallery
362 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 300 map
tel. +61 (0)3 9642 8750
Above right: Florian de Lassee, "Nightviews #50, Shanghai" (Click image for detail.)
Above left: Michel Comte, "Rizzoli Nudes" (Click image for detail and see another Comte after the jump.)
Michel Comte, "Geisha Story"