Since the incorporation of the Esopus Foundation Ltd. in 2003, we have asked contemporary artists to create limited editions that we offer in exchange for donations. Revenue from these artworks allows us to continue our mission of providing an unmediated, accessible forum for artists and the general public.

These limited editions are not for sale, and therefore a portion of their value is tax-deductible, in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. You will receive an email receipt or your records, and your donation will be noted both on our website and in the subsequent issue of Esopus.



Benedict signs his Ballast Stone edition at Alexander and Bonin in 2013.


This limited-edition archival print by the Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Benedict was created on the occasion of the Esopus Foundation Ltd.'s 10th anniversary in 2013.

Matthew Benedict (b. 1968, Rockville, Connecticut) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The New School for Social Research, New York. Benedict has had several exhibitions of his paintings and sculptures at Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Benedict’s work was presented at the Von der Heydt-Museum/Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal and accompanied by The Mage’s Pantry, a monograph published by Hatje Cantz. “Dramatis Personae,” an exhibition of his photographs, was on view at Alexander and Bonin in 2010. IIn 2014, he completed a commissioned mural for the Smyth Hotel Evening Bar in Tribeca. Stene Projects, Stockholm presented solo exhibitions of his work entitled “Land’s End” (2013) and “Based on The True Story” (2016). Benedict’s works are included in the permanent collections of the FRAC de Picardie, Amiens, Dallas Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the NASA Art Program, Washington, DC.