Press release:
Art Authority LLC and National Gallery UK announce major print-on-demand collaboration.

Ashland Oregon, US and London, UK - 10/4/2017

Art Authority LLC and the National GalleryUK today announced a major new relationship to make museum-quality archival prints of key National Gallery artwork available to US customers through Art Authority’s 1000Museums print-on-demand technologies. The center point of the relationship is the site FocusOnNationalGalleryUK.com. The site, available today, makes dozens of all-time favorite National Gallery works available in five print sizes, with multiple framing options.

As with other 1000Museums “Focus On” sites, FocusOnNationalGalleryUK.com offers a unique curated collection of archival reproductions of works by major artists and institutions, in this case National Gallery works by European masters including Canaletto, Monet, Turner and Van Gogh. Art Authority and the National Gallery worked together to design and curate the site. Additional works and products will be added in the near future.

“To make prints of the National Gallery’s paintings more accessible to customers in the United States, we have chosen to partner with Art Authority and their 1000Museums brand, due to the high quality of their reproductions and knowledge of our collection, as well as their long-established relationships with the art world” said Douglas Gilmore, Trading Director at the National Gallery Company. “We look forward to a long and productive collaboration.”

“We are proud and honored that such a venerable institution as the National Gallerychose us to bring their works to the U.S.” said Stanley Smith, Chief Museum Officer for Art Authority. “We are particularly gratified by their recognition of our commitment to quality and our cutting-edge technologies."

Art Authority has worked with a number of other institutions and artists’ estates on similar “Focus on” sites including:

• Focus on Frank Lloyd Wright - FocusOnFLW.com
• Focus on Mark Rothko - FocusOnRothko.com
• Focus on Henri Matisse - FocusOnMatisse.com
• Focus on Library of Congress - FocusOnLibraryOfCongress.com
• Focus on Latin American Masters - FocusOnLatinAmericanMasters.com

The full 1000Museums line of fine-art reproductions is available at 1000Museums.com.


About Art Authority

Art Authority works with art museums and other cultural institutions to make high-end archival reproductions of artwork from their collections available to the general public through web sites like 1000Museums.com, broadening awareness and accessibility while providing the institutions with a revenue stream at the same time. Much of the artwork can also be viewed through Art Authority’s award-winning line of apps (http://community.artauthority.net).

About The National Gallery

The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The collection contains over 2,300 works including many famous works such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists.

With a commitment to free admission, a central and accessible site, and extended opening hours the Gallery ensures its collection can be enjoyed by the widest public possible.

The National Gallery Company

The National Gallery Company Limited is owned by the National Gallery Trust; the primary purpose of the Company is to generate income for the Trust and The NationalGallery, through a number of commercial operations. The main business is to run the Gallery Shops in store and online at www.nationalgallery.co.uk, produce a range of commercial publications, products and services including licensing images, to both enhance the experience of visitors to the Gallery and effectively reach markets beyond the Gallery.

Every purchase from the shops and restaurants generates valuable revenue for the Gallery to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the paintings as we do today.