On February 10, 2011 ALIFE, in partnership with The Hole NYC, will unveil the ART MACHINE. The premise is simple, a vending machine filled with one of a kind art objects, with some at a delightfully low prices – just $5. The range of items in the ART MACHINE promises to be be outstanding, with limited edition products from ALIFE mingling with ephemera from participating artist’s own lives. In total, 50 artists are included, all drawn from the collective ALIFE/The Hole community.

The machine will be in action through February 22, 2011.

Full details and press release after the jump.

FEBRUARY 10 – 22nd, 2011
Opening: FEBRUARY 10, 6-9PM
The Hole and ALIFE are pleased to present ART MACHINE, a special project at the gallery February 10 – 22nd, 2011. In this show, we present a huge artist vending machine filled with special products and artworks from $5 and up, all the way to the thousands.

From special personal artist memorabilia (“artist’s panties”) to customized products (“artist bicycle”), to actual artworks (mini painting and mini sculpture!), to limited edition products (T-shirts of G-Shock watches) this machine will vend out items by over fifty artists in our ALIFE and Hole joint communities. Check out our website for details on these items.

First come first serve, bring your credit card, and take home a cool art object before they are all snapped up.

ALIFE is a lifestyle concept based on and in downtown New York City. It is focused on art and creativity with a strong penchant for originality, even if that means stealing it. Alife’s mission is to showcase, elevate and perpetuate the downtown culture from which it is born.

Kathy Grayson, owner of The Hole, curated her first show in 2003 because of a zine the ALIFE guys carried in their pop up shop at Deitch Projects, 2002. She has always wanted to pass on this fantastic resource to other aspiring curators who might be looking for that next amazing underground artist featured in this project.

The ART MACHINE is made possible with the support of G-Shock watches.

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