Just a Trace of Furnishing

chalk-room

via Global Informer

This is probably taking minimalism to new heights of paucity, while giving street art a more gemütlich look,  but I can appreciate its mobile resourcefulness.

 

Art From Wreckage

sandy-slide_275172_1991925_freeIn the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York artists Allbriton Robbins and Hema Patel transformed rubble from the storm into vibrant works of art. The team painted bright colors and patterns on driftwood and debris collected from the wreckage, and are now selling the colorful artifacts online to benefit those who lost so much.

{see more/ gallery: Huffington Post}

sandy-slide_275172_1991926_freePersonally, this isn’t my idea of art nor of what art should be based upon; at least, not of  art as I know and understand it. Perhaps I’m wrong; it wouldn’t be the first time. Nevertheless, the intentions here are apparently so laudable, the concept so genuine, that it’s difficult to be critical without feeling a pang of conscience. But these works of art, sold at the Drift Relief website, range in price from $150 to $950 (btw: many are already sold out); those sort of prices compel me to question this form of art.

Pop Goes The Kitchen

Andy Warhol Kitchen

You never know when inspiration will give you a big, sloppy kiss on the lips. I was at the museum store at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Andy Warhol retrospective when I noticed that all the Warhol posters were 40% off. While a normal person would think, “Wow, I should get one and frame it,” I (who am not normal) thought, “Wow, I’m going to buy every poster they have in stock and decoupage them onto my kitchen cabinets.” You have to admit, the kitchen is an eye-popper.

BTW: I just came in here to get a cup of coffee.

Source: Jonathan Fong Style

Street Art From On High

Street Art: Painter Turns Pedestrian Plaza Into Mural

The wedge-shaped public space at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge is the site of a new mural, which was painted over five days and documented from above for a stop-motion video.

Artist David Ellis is known for his “motion paintings,” which show large improvised public pieces coming to fruition — but this mural is more than a pretty picture. Brooklyn Paper

Ringo’s NYC Relational Aesthetics

Ringo at his NYC art exhibitInstagram

The former Beatles drummer may not be a great artist, but by funneling the profits from his pictures into charities, he’s joined the cutting edge of the art world, where artists blending their art with social action is called “relational aesthetics,’ Blake Gopnik writes. Daily Beast

Dead Dog Doodling

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his humourous drawings that make witty and wry observations on everyday life. Trained as a fine artist, his deliberately crude graphic style gives his work an immediate and accessible appeal, while simultaneously offering insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships. This exhibition, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice. This extends far beyond drawing to include photography, books, sculpture, animation, painting and music. Spanning the upper galleries of the Hayward Gallery, the show will also include new artwork and site specific installations.

Source: Art Finder