Wedding registry for original art

Should marriage really be celebrated with pots, pans and food processors? Aiming to offer a less dreary alternative, New York’s nAscent Art has launched a registry service. The service, dubbed ArtWish, gives couples the chance to create a registry from art works showcased by the company. nAscent Art will then email the couple’s friends and relatives explaining how they can purchase works from the list outright, or make a partial contribution as a gift. Customers have work from over fifty emerging New York artists to choose from, with pieces ranging from silk paintings to steel sculptures. Says nAscent co-founder, James Wallace: “We really bring art back from the stratosphere to prices within the reach of ordinary people. ArtWish is just one more way to reach that goal.”