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Beka Goedde

Artware Editions Moves to the Bowery

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After five years in the West Village, Artware Editions has moved to a 2,300-square-foot space on the Bowery — one large enough to display the range of products offered by the gallery, which specializes in functional designs by visual artists. “The space allows us to show pieces in the context of each other,” said Rebecca Kong, a founder of the company. “We can show the Klein table with a couch, so you can see it’s something you can live with.”

Works by Kiki Smith, Roy McMakin, Helen Mirra and others are on display in the light-filled space, upstairs from Bowery Home Supplies. The location was chosen for its proximity to the worlds of art and commerce that Artware straddles, said Jon Tomlinson, the other founder: “We have SoHo on one side, which has plenty of commerce, and the galleries are on the Lower East Side — we are literally and figuratively in that middle ground.” Prices range from $20 for an E for Effort tote bag to $24,750 for a gold table by Yves Klein (Donald Judd’s Corner bench, above center, is $6,250).

Artware Editions, 270 Bowery (Houston Street), (212) 463-7490, artwareeditions.com.