When Angels Come to Town…

… the mice are dancing on the roofs.

Another addition to the Hotel Deco Busting Series

Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen.
(Part 10 /Teil 10)
Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.

Recently we stayed at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt for two nights. You might remember that last year we were here too, and I made the piece ‘Love & Devotion‘ which is still one of my absolute favourites.

This time I came better prepared for working on artworks behind glass and with an idea for a new creation in mind…

And as life has it, I was surprised that they have renovated the rooms and added new and much more colourful and modern art (and my plans became obsolete). Now they had digital prints on canvas by some anonymous artist hanging on the wall. I actually thought the new art is not bad and really loved the colours, especially the deep reds. It works well in the room – compliments to the decorator!

But hey, even a good artwork can use some fun and magic…

This way it will stand out from the probably 50 exact copies of this print in the other rooms and hopefully add some sparkle to the lives of future guests who notice the small additions.

Without further ado, here is what happened:

BEFORE PIC (Digital print by unknown artist)

BEFORE PIC (Digital print by unknown artist)

AFTER Picture - can you see the differences?

AFTER Picture – can you see the differences?

Since I actually thought this artwork is not bad, I did not want to make huge differences and decided on many small interventions guided by what the images suggested to me…

Mice are dancing on the roof... how many mice do you see?

Mice are dancing on the roof… how many mice can you find?

Angels descending from the roof

Angels descending from the roof

Balloons and fireworks all over town

Balloons and fireworks all over town

Angels in town

Angels in town

New title of the artwork

New title of the artwork added to the bottom of the frame

I decided to add my new title on the bottom border of the artwork. If the guest has not noticed the slight alterations he or she might see this title when lying in bed and looking at the artwork and hopefully become curious.

If you ever stay in the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt, you might want to ask for room 37-05 and enjoy the company of angels, mice and magic… 🙂

At work :)

At work 🙂

10 thoughts on “When Angels Come to Town…

    1. Imke Rust Post author

      Thank you!!! I wish I could stay in hotels more often and alter their art, so that chances are greater of people actually finding them. 🙂

  1. juttadobler

    Wonderful! Such subtle and yet meaningful changes! Won’t be much longer and people will leave the hotel room with the modified prints in their suitcase… I have a serviette Picasso drew on, designing the look of the restaurants menu cards. And it is much more boring than your alterations :-).

    1. Imke Rust Post author

      You have WHAT…? Really? Wow. 🙂 !!! But I also know that you have some really cool artworks by the famous and not boring artist Imke Rust – so I feel very honoured! I love how small and subtle changes can make a big difference. And I love that they might or might not be noticed, and wonder often about when and if people notice it and what their thoughts and reactions would be. 🙂 hugs to you, dear Jutta!

    1. Imke Rust Post author

      Oh, it is such a delight to find that wonderful people like you, enjoy what I do! it makes me so excited to share these kind of things I do, which I also feel so vulnerable about. Thank you, dear Aline!


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