Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Art Is As Art Does


This is the sort of thing I long to find when I trawl through the assorted gumph in Sue Ryder shops. But I never do. It's all clearly out there though as here are some incredible examples of profoundly moving junk shop art. You can sneer and laugh all you like - in fact, it's to be encouraged, to a certain extent - but you have to admire the fact that someone's gone to the trouble of creating these pieces...
The surfboy is particularly special...

3 comments:

BLTP said...

Rob> I think it's matter of getting a few pieces as one on it's own just looks like a bad picture but together, they start to talk to each other a bit more, you have to buy some really craps ones and then throw them out as you get better (sorry worse examples). I get round any embarrasment when buying this stuff by pretending to be interested in the frame!

Rob said...

I love that frame device - I do that with records and pretend I just like the sleeve (whereas, really, I want to hear the version of Je t'aime...)

dk said...

I particularly liked the painting of the kid riding the Pinocchio nose like a teeter-totter. Classy!