Thursday, 21 January 2010
Duchamp was an early gifter. Fountain, his urinal piece was given to an exhibition in 1917 under the pseudonym R. Mutt. He wanted to push the Dada movement, which proponed anti-art, anti-rational beliefs. More here on Wikpedia
Street artists work is free, it is a gift for people. Artists create artwork because they have to, it's like a compulsion, normally the process is what absorbs them and once the piece is done they let it go. It then belongs to the people for everyone to enjoy. They're not out to make money, not from their pieces on the streets at least. There are certainly more people in it to gain recognition and fame especially in London and New York where street art buyers are plentiful. But in Buenos Aires the artists don't expect money, recognition or fame. The art is made for the love of it.
Grolou. And is still there for all to see and appreciate.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Such a beautiful store on El Salvador and Gurruchaga. The clothes are colourful, feminine and made using traditional weaving methods. Lingerie too. Like works of art. They do pouff style cushions which i am lusting after. A colourful delight.
El Salvador 4762.