CHSN sells prints

The Canadian Home Shopping Network chalks up a first later this month with its on-air sales of fine art lithographs.The art is the work of U.S. photographer Harvey Edwards, best known for his photographs of ballet and ballet dancers.According to Edwards,...

The Canadian Home Shopping Network chalks up a first later this month with its on-air sales of fine art lithographs.

The art is the work of U.S. photographer Harvey Edwards, best known for his photographs of ballet and ballet dancers.

According to Edwards, selling the prints on tv will mean fine art is no longer the preserve of the wealthy.

Mona Roshke, a Montreal-based spokeswoman for Edwards, says the signed and numbered prints the home shopping network will sell cost $129 each, plus tax.

Roshke says customers who order a print can pay for it in three instalments.

She says each print is framed by a company based in Arkansas, which, first, grows the trees its frames are made with.

The lithographs being sold are limited to 3,000 examples each.

The images, 11 in all, represent dance, the u.s. Southwest, still life, Americana, flowers and landscapes.

Each is printed on 100% cotton rag paper and measures 18 inches by 24 inches.

Edwards will introduce his work for sale on chsn April 9-10.

chsn is owned by Rogers Communications.

Ad support for the print sales includes tv spots, radio commercials and print advertising.

As well, chsn viewers can send in to a Toronto address a photo of themselves, or someone else, and the reason why they should be chosen to be Edwards’ model for his next dance print.

The winner also gets $500 worth of dance clothes and will be flown to Edwards’ New Hampshire studio free of charge. No purchase is necessary.

Part of the profits of this print will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada. DC