Sebastian Foster is focused on providing well curated original work and art prints that support the creation of meaningful spaces while providing value to artists.
Sebastian Foster began as a few conversations between the founder, Lad, and his good friend, and artist, Matte Stephens, after Lad returned to Austin from Afghanistan in the 2000s. Years later, Sebastian Foster has developed a strong roster of emerging and established artists. The artists represented reflect a broad range of ideas and style.
Graham Franciose signing “Important Things” – 2017
East 6th Street studio – Austin – 2016
Brett Amory signing “Waiting #140” – 2012
Lad has remained the owner-operator over the years and handles everything from customer emails and art curation to print making and website design. While there are an unimaginable number of variations in online art businesses today, Sebastian Foster remained small and focused on the idea that an art business is still the sum of its artists and their work. The focus here is timeless, provide value to artists and offer a well curated collection to the audience.
Sebastian Foster is located in central east Austin. However, with in-person retail closed through the pandemic, the Sebastian Foster website is the primary venue for purchasing art and prints from the studio. The studios ships website orders from New York to Los Angeles and Berlin to Sydney every week.
Afghanistan – 2004
Sebastian Foster studio – 2021