Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 2)

In a previous blog post (A Confession) I have confessed to my urge to improve boring or ugly wall decorations in hotels or holiday apartments. Today I am sharing another similar intervention with you, before I am leaving for a short holiday at the Baltic Sea. And who knows, maybe our bungalow there is also in need of some artistic intervention? If so, you will find out about it on my blog – so, if you have not already done it, subscribe to my blog to receive notifications when I post something new.

Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 2)
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen.(Teil 2)

Background: Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.

Title: Appearance of a Woman

Date: July 2012, Location: a holiday apartment somewhere in Vítkovice, Czech Republic.
Medium: Acrylic and pen on found decorative print on wood

The 'Before' picture of a commercial flower print as found in the holiday apartment
The ‘Before’ picture of a commercial flower print as found in the holiday apartment

The holiday apartment had two exactly the same decorative commercial art prints in the bedrooms. How thoughtless and boring is that? With apologies to the original artist, I thought at least one should be more exciting than just flowers and squares. So this is how it looks now:

Altered artwork
Altered artwork
Busy with adding a portrait to the flower print.
Busy with letting the woman appear on the flower print.
View of the room with the altered artwork
View of the room with the altered artwork
Explanation and apology text which I have added to the back of the work.
Explanation and apology text which I have added to the back of the work – just in case somebody thinks of looking there.

Text added by me on the back of the artwork:

Congratulations!

You have noticed that this decoration is not your average horror experience of cheap so-called art prints, but a more stimulating and interesting mutation thereof. Such bad and soulless pictures cause an allergic reaction with me, which manifests in colours, lines and picturesque alterations.

I hope you can understand and forgive me and that you can find joy and a fresh curiosity and appreciation for true creativity and real thought-provoking , interesting and exciting original art.

Yours sincerely, Imke Rust

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One thought on “Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 2)

  1. Jutta

    you are so cool! love your alterations and love the text too. guerilla art… thanks for you cool email, will answer once i am through with washing mountains of clothes. big hug dear friend, from tuesday onwards we will be on the same continent again 🙂 xxx

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