The basic idea of SWEAT SHOP is to extrapolate the mutuality of art and money, while commenting on the means of capitalist production in a globalized world, and reflecting on the artistic traditions in the means and ends of production in the eastern and the western philosophy.

For two days during the Spinnerei Rundgang in Leipzig’s gallery district, a group of 12 contemporary artists of different stylistic backgrounds and origins will work in art space and gallery Laden Fuer Nichts (shop for nothing) under “sweat shop conditions”. During their five hour shift, all the artist is given is a chair, a table, and paint. Each one of them inhabiting the space of round about 2 x 4 meter. 

The Artist Index

  1. paule hammer
    2262.00 €
    Completed!
    Paule Hammer
  2. maschine 270 x 380 cm Ol auf leinwand 2010
    2067.00 €
    Completed!
    Sebastian Gögel
  3. fromm Metzgerin bea
    1791.00 €
    Completed!
    Marc Fromm
  4. Nacht FreistattderSchaedlinge HC8 2016
    1503.00 €
    Completed!
    Bodo Rott
  5. Lukas Glinkowski
    982.00 €
    Completed!
    Lukas Glinkowski
  6. Nothing to say
    943.00 €
    Completed!
    Julia Benz
  7. Iamnotintopainting 2014.2016 FM855x995sweatshop
    838.00 €
    Completed!
    Jirka Pfahl
  8. my lasher tine guenther love
    806.00 €
    Completed!
    Tine Günther
  9. peter gregorio etay 07
    797.00 €
    Completed!
    Peter Gregorio
  10. minor alexander
    725.00 €
    Completed!
    Minor Alexander
  11. zanki mahakala
    602.00 €
    Completed!
    Josip Zanki
  12. Julia Herfurth Echse Litho 2017
    422.00 €
    Completed!
    Julia Herfurth

The Online SWEAT SHOP

Order your art piece here!

Sale will start on Sept. 16

The Schedule

The Rules

  1. You can book a maximum of two time units per artist.
  2. We have 12 artists, offering 10 time units of 30 minutes each.
  3. We offer four different formats for the artists to work on. [format details]
  4. With growing demand the prices increase by a factor of 0.15 for every sold unit. [price details]
  5. You can order via this online shop or directly at the local SWEAT SHOP.
  6. Units are available ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE ARTIST'S SHIFT.
  7. PayPal times out if you don't complete your payment within 5 minutes.
    If we don't receive a confirmation from PayPal within 10 minutes we will offer the reserved units to other buyers again.
  8. Shipping costs are not included in the pricing and will be determined depending on the format and number of items to ship.
  9. Send your instructions to info@sweatshop.gallery.

Prices Formats

The Formats

We offer our artists four different formats to work on:

  1. Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm): Römerturm Sketch Paper Matt 140 g/qm | Base Price 60€
  2. Paper DIN A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm): Römerturm Sketch Paper Matt 140 g/qm | Base Price 80€
  3. Canvas (40 x 50 cm): Blended Fabric| Base Price 120€
  4. Canvas (50 x 60 cm): Blended Fabric| Base Price 160€

You will only find the formats in the selection menu that the artist has chosen to work with.

The Prices

The number of units already sold by the artist and the format you choose determine the price for your purchase.

The format defines the base price, e.g. our Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) format has a base price of 60€. If you are the first to book this artist and choose this format the price of your format will remain 60€ as the factor for the first sale is 1.0:

base price x factor = unit price
60€ x 1.0 = 60€

However, with each unit the artist has sold, the price factor increases by 0.15. Let's say the artist has already sold three units and you book the fourth. Your factor will be 1.45:

base price x factor = unit price
60€ x 1.45 = 87€

You can choose between four formats (given the artist offers all formats):
  1. Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm): Base Price 60€
  2. Paper DIN A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm): Base Price 80€
  3. Canvas (40 x 50 cm): Base Price 120€
  4. Canvas (50 x 60 cm): Base Price 160€

Here is a complete chart of our prices:

Unit
Factor
Paper
DIN A4
Paper
DIN A3
Canvas
40 x 50 cm
Canvas
50 x 60 cm
1.00 60,00 € 80,00 € 120,00 € 160,00 €
1.15 69,00 € 92,00 € 138,00 € 184,00 €
1.30 78,00 € 104,00 € 156,00 € 208,00 €
1.45 87,00 € 116,00 € 174,00 € 232,00 €
1.60 96,00 € 128,00 € 192,00 € 256,00 €
1.75 105,00 € 140,00 € 210,00 € 280,00 €
1.90 114,00 € 152,00 € 228,00 € 304,00 €
2.05 123,00 € 164,00 € 246,00 € 328,00 €
2.20 132,00 € 176,00 € 264,00 € 352,00 €
2.35 141,00 € 188,00 € 282,00 € 376,00 €

You can buy a maximum of two units per artist.

Order your art piece here!

The Live Streams