seeing people interact with public art gets us going! we love this piece “cloud,” which was featured on september 15th as part of nuit blanche calgary.
this large scale interactive installation by artist caitlind r.c. brown is made up 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public.
visitors to the installation could pull the chains causing the cloud to sort of shimmer and flicker - learn more about it on the project website.
“Color Pencil Tree” is a proposed art installation of a tree with colored pencil-shaped branches. Artist Dave Rittingercame up with the concept as a way to reuse trees that are slated for removal as part of a park redesign in Philadelphia.
An early painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is expected to break big records this November at Christie’s New York. At only 20 years old, the young artist created “Untitled” (1981), a large, colorful acrylic and oil stick on canvas work depicting a skeletal fisherman yielding his loot. Thirty one years later, the piece is expected to fetch around $20 million at auction.