2012 Hotel Deco-Busting: Appearance of a Woman

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

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

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. 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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