March 13, 2018

What’s appropriation art?

Donald Judd - Julian Dashper, 2014
Acrylic on bamboo
215 × 150 × 5mm

 

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What’s appropriation art?
It’s when you steal but make a point of stealing, because by changing the context you change the connotation.

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Graffiti artists use the stuff of everyday life as their canvas – walls, dumpsters, buses. A stylized representation is placed on an everyday object. In visual art, as in other media, artists take unfiltered pieces of their surroundings and use them for their own means.

Quotes from Reality Hunger by David Shields.

Published by: Gary Peters in Uncategorised

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