IARTISTLONDON do it yourself art kits
 
IARTISTLONDON do it yourself art kits IARTISTLONDON do it yourself art kits
jun 22, 2009

IARTISTLONDON do it yourself art kits

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘for the love of god’ by damien hirst

IARTISTLONDON deconstructs some of the most well known works of contemporary art, turning them into do-it-yourself kits to create your very own masterpiece. the concept allows anyone to make art, without artistic training or ability. each IARTISTLONDON kit comes with all the necessary pieces, tools and instructions. while the original works may cost thousands even millions of dollars, the kits only cost a fraction more than the sum of their parts. the creators want to democratize the art, putting it into the hands of more people. the concept puts the cost of contemporary art into question, drawing attention to the exorbitant cost of the works that can be recreate for a small sum.

http://www.iartistlondon.com

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘for the love of god’ by damien hirst

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘everyone I have ever slept with 1963-1995’ by tracy emin

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘everyone I have ever slept with 1963-1995’ by tracy emin

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘pink torso’ by rachel whiteread

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘pink torso’ by rachel whiteread

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘self’ by marc quinn

IARTISTLONDON kit of ‘self’ by marc quinn

IARTISTLONDON kit of banksy graffiti

  • ha!

    atlantic treefox says:
  • kinda proves how the featured artists work requires little individual talent, just a simple process. On the flip side however it shows that the art featured is more commercial than people like to think.

    Steve. says:
  • @steve “kinda proves how the featured artists work requires little individual talent”

    try generating your own original idea. just because something can be remade with a cheap and relatively simple process, doesn’t mean there isn’t any value in the conception of an idea. i can photo copy a Picasso, but that sure as shit doesn’t mean i have the same talent as picasso.

    go ahead, you can make anything, or have anyone make anything for you. make it smart, remarkable, memorable, clever, important, valid, meaningful. it’s easy right?

    “kinda”

    clinton says:
  • Actually clinton, it can be pretty easy. Anyone with half a brain and an ego can come up with the idea to take a shit on a pedestal and call it art. Who is to say my idea right there isn’t original? I haven’t heard of anyone who has done exactly that yet and that makes it original in my world. But I’ve heard of more than a few kids who have covered an object in fake gemstones, and that makes Hirst unoriginal compared to a six year-old in my world. Give me any object and some time and I can probably come up with convincing reason why it has a meaning. Just because an “Artist” made it, does not immediately make it more complex, thoughtful or intellectual than another human being could manage.

    Making “art” with a meaning is easy. Having the balls to call it that is a lot tougher. That’s what I learned at art school.

    Alex says:

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