American Express is now accepted at FAMOUS!

American Express is now accepted at FAMOUS!

We are more than happy to announce that from now on we accept payments by American Express! You may now purchase our Art, Books & Collectibles online or from our shop, using your American Express card.

We would also like to bring to our American clients' attention the new customized American Express Platinum cards! Kehinde Wiley and Julie Mehretu collaborated with American Express to design the new Platinum Cards. 

In his version, Wiley’s trademark botanicals creep across the front of the card, partially obscuring AmEx’s gladiator logo. You’ll recognize the flora from many of the artist’s paintings, including his presidential portrait of Barack Obama. 

“This was an exciting project and powerful experience for me to translate my artistic approach into one of the reimagined designs for the Platinum Card,” the artist said last December, when the project was announced. “I am proud to help Platinum Card Members enjoy a bit of artistic inspiration every day.”

Mehretu’s card, meanwhile, features the colorful geometric marks that can be found on her paintings, particularly those inspired by urban landscapes and Modernist abstraction.

“For me, making art comes from expanding the imagination and possibility, the incredible feeling of inventiveness and vitality that one can experience with a painting,” Mehretu said in a statement of her own. “Art is all around us and I am delighted that a part of my work can now be found on the smallest of canvases in Platinum Card Members’ wallets.”

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