I discovered a cool new store the other day while Christmas shopping at the Woluwe Shopping Center. YellowKorner, both a physical photography gallery and online store, offers high-quality art prints at pretty reasonable prices. I’ve ordered from online art galleries like art.com, but it’s sometimes difficult to rely on a thumbnail image on my laptop screen to make a decision. What I like about this concept is that you can see some of the prints in the store before committing. The online selection is much bigger than what’s presented in the galleries, but at least you can see a sample and get an idea of the different formats.
Started by two photography lovers in France, YellowKorner’s mission is to bring great photography to everyone. Their prints range from €25 to € 1,200, and include everything from portraits of rock stars to black & white landscapes to conceptual images. Featured artists include some of the greats like Slim Aarons, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange and Bert Stern, as well as lesser known contemporary photographers. The collection has a bit of a French flavor to it, both in terms of artists and subjects.
Transitus #2 by Florian Muller
Artists have agreed to increase the number of prints from a selection of their works in order to offer affordable prices. The photographs are all gelatin silver prints, the same method used for art exhibitions. The images are available in various formats, each of which has a limited number of copies, and with different mounting options.
Towards Los Angeles by Dorothea Lange
The concept isn’t completely new to Belgium – YellowKorner opened a store in the Sablon back in 2008 – but it’s growing. The Woluwe location opened in September and a gallery just opened in Antwerp last month. There are also locations in Germany, Spain, Morocco and the US.
Dylan at Home by Elliott Landy
Now I just have to figure out which image I’m going to choose….
69 Rue Lebeau, 1000 Brussels (Le Sablon)
Tel: +32 2 540 85 76
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-7pm
Woluwe Shopping Center
1 Rue Saint-Lambert, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Tel: +32 2 772 50 41
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-7pm (Friday to 8pm)
Images via YellowKorner.