18 April 2008

LaMaison Orange #2, SOLD


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LaMaison Orange #2, oil on linen panel, 7x5"
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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.

#269

5 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

Great painting.
Did they tear them down because they had been painted orange? Looks better that way than the before look I'm sure.
Weird how things work sometimes.

A Reason to Paint said...

I like this work very much - the house has an air of defiance as if to say I may be abandoned but I am not defeated.

Jason Waskey said...

This is one of my top ten favorite Postcards, Stephen!

R.S. Evans said...

I'm a fan of your work. Great stuff...

By the way, check your ebay link for this painting. I believe it connects to the wrong auction.

Ambera said...

A really great one Stephen! It has a sense of humour to it!