13 January 2008
La Maison-Orange, SOLD
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La Maison-Orange, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
This house is part of Object Orange, founded by Christian Tedeschi, A small group of Detroit artists wanted to draw attention to the abandoned buildings in Detroit, a symbol of defeat, abandon, and neglect. They painted them with "Tiggerific Orange"
The city tore down the first house they painted, assuming they were destroying someone's art, when they actually accomplishing a positive result. This house sits near the Davison-Lodge expressway
interchange. About 15 to 20 houses have been painted, with over half being torn down, some had been standing vacant more than twenty years.