Remember my Hotel-Deco-Busting series?
And the work: ‘Wie man aus Mücken Elefanten macht? / How to Make Elephants out of Mosquitos’? (Click on the link to read more about it.)
A friend has recently been residing in exactly that holiday flat, where it was made in 2015. He has kindly sent me an update.
Well, my Mosquito Elephants Intervention has been replaced by a more realistic painterly impression of an elephant and baby….
So, now you know. This is how to turn mosquitos into elephants… (even if not real live elephants). My intervention has been noted by the owners. And there has been an improvement from the cut-out calendar page photograph to a ‘commercial painting’. Great!
I am very curious if the choice for the elephant picture was accidential or intentional? And I wonder what they did with my altered artwork? Thrown it away? Kept it?
there was a kind hand-written note asking to please do not paint on the ‘pictures’. The German word ‘Bilder’ can be understood either as artwork or as pictures in general. I guess by putting it into hyphens, they have become aware that there is a difference between art and deco.
This all reminds me, that it has been too long since I have been on holiday or spending time in a hotel or holiday apartment for other reasons… 😦
Wonderful. Perhaps you should revisit some of your other altered pictures!
Yes, I wish I could afford to! When I heard this friend is going, I asked that he request this particular holiday flat, so that he can at least report back to me 🙂