Why? Art should be for everyone.
Over 10 days, I am giving away more than 1,000 pieces of art that I have created on wood, canvas, paper,
plastic, and vinyl. Some of the pieces were created specifically for this project,
have been in my studio for years. I will be approaching people on the
streets at random: from business people, tourists, children, the homeless,
hot dog vendors, students, people babbling incoherently, and anyone else.
There is no catch, just a sweet piece of original art for over 1,000 people.|
This project is aimed to spread visual art to those who may not normally
consider it to be a part of their lives, and it leads up to my NYC debut at
the Dorian Grey Gallery on
August 11th from 5-8pm.
Where? In addition to the randomness... If you can find
me, I will give you a free piece of art!
@TedMikulski to get a play-by-play of where I will be. Happy
hunting and try to find me before I run out!
When? The times will vary depending on the day.
Some days I will be out all day or all night, while other days I will only
be out for a couple of hours. My Twitter feed will give you a better
idea of times for the day at hand.
More In-Depth: The free art project is inspired by the U.K.
artist Adam Neate's philosophy of giving away some of his art for free.
I became motivated by the idea of involving strangers into my art, and in
the summer of 2010, I began this project with the intent to hand out 100
free pieces of art. I got so caught up in the project, that soon
it grew into more than 1,000 pieces. Now that I have so many
pieces of art, it is finally time to give them away.
In addition to being a really fun and interactive project, it also has a
secondary concept driving it. That is, making art accessible for all
people. I think the art world often garners a negative perception from
society as elitist and isolated, which is why street art has taken off so
vigorously in the past decade. This project aims to bring art to
people who may not go to gallery openings or to people who may not spend
time looking at art.
The fact that I will be interacting with each recipient adds another
performance level to the project that makes the experience more intimate and
special. To be clear, there is no catch or marketing associated with
receiving the work. I will hand people an original piece of art with
no expectations. This is a fun and personally interesting project to
bring to the city of New York.
For more information or questions get in touch with me:
Sample Pieces: Gallery