Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Art Attack

Every once in awhile, I come across a cute little piece that fits my personality so well I just have to share it with someone. This time around, it's the Pop Art Pin from the Museum Company Store.

This pin was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein's early-middle, comic book-influenced work (his early pieces were very solidly in the cubist camp; his late-middle pieces fused the comic book ideal with the cubist influences, surrealism, and maybe some art deco; his early-late work moved more into the realm of abstract art; and there was, in the last decade of his life, an interesting turn toward take-offs on his own "Girl" works as well as interior design-like pieces, including a riff on van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles" paintings). It consists of a splatter shape with a white background and blue polka dots, black edging, and the word "Art!" flying out of it toward the viewer.

It's cute, it's clever, and I think it's the perfect piece for a museum director--a self-referential and yet very fun addition to a business suit. Or it might make a great gift for a college student studying art, something he could pin to his backpack and display with pride!

How would you wear this?


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