There’s Hope for Dated Art, Good Frames & Copycats

Posted on January 20th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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No doubt you’ve seen and read this page from Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon.

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And this one.

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That one line – don’t plagiarize but do give attribution – seems to be written for our age of Pinterest.
See, Admire, Copy.

Search, Be inspired, Give it a try.

I used this premise as license to transform the old art below into something new.

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The prints – meh – but the mats and frames were different (also expensive).

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I copied the work of Denise Fiedler, a neat artist who sells her collages under the name paste. She uses aged printed type to render images of furniture, dogs, fashion, bikes, a lot of cool stuff.

At my dining room table with scissors, glue and paperback copy of Jungle Books, I found the process isn’t all that easy. Small snippets of book pages easily fly away. Glue must be spare and precise.

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Here are the finished products in the octagon frames. You, too, can attempt such a collage with scissors, old print and pva glue. Denise sells her small chair collages for $55. My genuine copies are $20 each, now appearing in the shop.

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