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1,000 Mops
by Mark Dahle


Mark Dahle has started a collection of 1,000 mops. Each piece is an original, printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper with long-lasting pigment-based professional inks.

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Mark Dahle Portfolios and limited edition prints from them make great gifts for yourself and for others.

Because each of the 1000 Mops is an original, you can invest in a known series and still have something no one else has. Because each of the 1000 Mops is unique, once it's gone, it's gone.

The 1000 Mops are covered with a Five-Year For-Any-Reason Unconditional Guarantee. For more information on whether a particular mop is still available, call 858-736-7395.

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1000 Mops #101 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #102 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #107 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #110 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #111 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #113 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1,000 Mops by Mark Dahle

People have a hard time imagining numbers like a million or a billion. But a thousand is a human-scale number. We can picture what a thousand might be like, but it‘s still big enough to be impressive or mystifying. A thousand mops? Really? Why?

Mark Dahle says, “You never can tell where an artist will find beauty. When I visited China a couple years ago, I saw mops everywhere and started taking pictures of them. I thought I might do a series. But I wasn’t in China long enough to take an impressive number of pictures of mops. So I decided to create a thousand artworks based on one mop.”

Most sets of ten in this series are built on a theme. Often the individual prints in the set of ten are quite different from each other. The artworks invite many conversations, including discussions about what makes things related and what makes them different.

What size are the 1,000 Mops?

The original artworks in this series are 13 x 19 inches.

How many copies exist?

Each print in this series is a one-of-a-kind original. Photographs of the images may appear in books, on the internet, and in other media to help promote the series, but only one artwork signed by Mark Dahle exists of each image.

What about longevity?

These artworks are created on acid-free 100% cotton rag paper developed to exceed museum standards. The paper has no chemical substances to contribute to premature deterioration and no optical brighteners that fade over time. The images are created with professional-grade, long-lasting pigment-based inks. Canon, the ink manufacturer, says, “your prints will have incredible longevity and phenomenal photo vividness.” Canon's idea of "incredible longevity," however, may not match those of your own. Part of the point of this series is that each of the artworks is unique. When one is lost, it is gone forever.

How much is the artist involved?

Artwork is often discounted by the market after a couple centuries if the artist did not have a direct hand in its creation. (Compare the value of a painting from the “school of Rembrandt” with the value of a painting by Rembrandt himself.) These artworks were created by Mark Dahle from start to finish. He conceived the idea, photographed it, created the artwork, and printed the artwork himself. No apprentices or outside labs were involved.

I like a particular image. Can I get it in another size?

Each image in the series of 1000 Mops is unique and exists only in the 13 x 19 inch size. Mark may create a series of 100 Large Mops at some point in the future (at a size up to 40 x 60 inches), but all of those images will also be originals. This is good news for collectors: when you invest in an original image in the series, you have the only print of that image signed by Mark Dahle in the world.

This seems different from how artists usually work.

It is. Most artists create multiple copies in limited or unlimited editions. The existence of multiple copies usually dilutes the resale value. But images in the series of 1000 Mops are one-of-a-kind originals. Each image is printed in an edition of one, with no artist’s proofs or printer’s proofs.

I can’t decide which Mop(s) to invest in.

Each of the 1000 Mops come with a Five-Year For-Any-Reason Unconditional Guarantee. You may return the artwork for any reason for a full refund. This gives you the risk-free ability to try one or more images out in your home, office or gallery to make sure they’re just right for you. Take up to a five full years to decide. We'll even cover the return postage through the United States Postal Service so you can order with confidence, risk free.

May I reserve a set of Mops?

On approval, a set of Mops may be reserved for up to one year. If the price of Mops increases during that time, the original price will be honored during the duration of that year.

 

When you invest in one of these artworks, you own a piece of art history.

There are only 1,000 13 x 19 inch mops total, each unique and collectable. As the series becomes more widely known, you can be proud to have invested in a portion of the series. When you invest in one of these artworks, you will own a piece of art history.

What are the prices?

Each of the 1,000 mops are one-of-a-kind originals. Each image is created in an edition of one (with no artist’s proofs or printer’s proofs). Someone investing in an image in this series has the only artwork of that image signed by Mark Dahle in the world.

Individual mops in the series are currently $1,977. A set of ten consecutive mops is $18,700. A set of 99 consecutive mops is $184,700. Prices are subject to increase without notice. To invest in a set of ten, a complete set of 99, or an individual mop, call 858-736-7395. Mops are shipped free of charge to any location in the United States.

Individual mops that are available are at the left and below. Sets of ten that are available are also shown below. On a different page you can view two complete sets of 99 Mops.

What individual Mops are currently available?

The individual mops that were available on June 5, 2014 include the six on the left (101, 102, 107, 110, 111 and 113) and the following (119 through 149):

1000 Mops #119 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #121 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #129 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #130 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #132 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #134 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

1000 Mops #140 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #145 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #147 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #148 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #149 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

What sets of 10 are currently available?

Sets of ten consecutive mops are currently $18,700, although prices are subject to increase without notice. Shipping to any location in the United States is free. Mops are shipped in an archival storage box or, if you prefer, in an archival portfolio. The portfolio is a great way to have easy access to multiple images if your wall space is full. To invest in these Mops (or any others), call 858-736-7395.

1000 Mops #150 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #151 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #152 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #153 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #154 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #155 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #156 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #157 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #158 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #159 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

Mops 150-159 share have the same pattern which is reprised in a beautiful variety of colors. They are available as a set of ten.

 

1000 Mops #180 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #181 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #182 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #183 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #184 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #185 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #186 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #187 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #188 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #189 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

Mops 180-189 share a pallet reminiscent of the Southwest. They are available as a set of ten.

 

1000 Mops #190 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #191 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #192 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #193 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #194 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #195 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #196 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #197 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #198 copyright Mark Dahle 2014 1000 Mops #199 copyright Mark Dahle 2014

Mops 190-199 are available as a set of ten.

 

What complete sets of 99 Mops are currently available?

Currently two complete sets of 99 mops are available, Mops 201 to 299 and Mops 601 to 699.

These beautiful mops are created on 13 x 19 inch acid-free 100% cotton rag paper developed to exceed museum standards. The paper has no chemical substances to contribute to premature deterioration and no optical brighteners that fade over time. The images are created with professional-grade, long-lasting pigment-based inks.

The mops are backed by a Five-Year For-Any-Reason Unconditional Guarantee. Return the artwork for any reason for a full refund. This gives you the risk-free ability to try one or more images out in your space to make sure they’re just right for you. Take up to a five full years to decide.

Sets of 99 consecutive mops are currently $184,700, although prices are subject to increase without notice. Mops will be shipped in an archival portfolio or, if you prefer, in an archival storage box. The portfolio is a great way to have easy access to all the images. The archival storage box is a great way to safely store the artwork. Shipping to any location in the United States is free. To invest in these mops or request more information, call 858-736-7395.

Check out the two complete sets of 99 Mops currently available.


When will more Mops become available?

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