So here’s the new deal:
[PS: This only applies to the original black & white Hughcards, the “cartoons drawn on the back of business cards”. This does NOT apply to the Gapingvoid color prints, which are still freely available via their website.]
All the Hughcards drawn from the first twenty years 1997-2017 are part of a larger, magnus opus, entitled “The New York Cards” (named after the city where they got their start). The hope is to get the entire piece displayed on a single wall, as a single entity, in major museum or art institution.
[If you’re with, or know somebody with an art museum or institution, with an interest in either showing or acquiring The New York Cards for their permanent collection, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org]
So forthwith, none of 1997-2017 Hughcards are for sale. If you wish to acquire one in future, it’ll only be from the ones 2018 and after.
The 2018+ cards might form part of a larger piece down the road, watch this space.
The idea of this split is to have at least one major, museum-worthy opus for posterity, while also leaving something for friends, galleries, collectors, whatever.
Visit the New York Cards archive here: https://hughcards.co/ny
I hope this all makes sense…?
The very first New York Card from 1997, along with the very last one from 2017. End of an era. Kinda.