Currently Hanging: Trash Arrangement Aspiring to Art

Comments

1
That's pretty great. I wonder if they carefully planned the time of day/night to construct it so as to minimize any potential confrontation with the neighbors.
2
Some people less fortunate than those writing and reading this, probably just call this a shelter.
However I have seen this guy around recently. And he certainly does put extra effort and flair into to it.
3
Jen, if my constitution would allow it, I'd love doing LSD with you.
4
I think I know who's responsible for that...
5
I saw the poor guy sitting in there. It's his home.
6
If it's someone's shelter, that is indeed unfortunate. Otherwise, it just looks like a pile of fucking trash on the street.
7
Strongly reminiscent of the art of New Orleans native Arthur Raymond Smith:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/arthurraymo…
8
Actually, homeless folk sometimes create quite elaborate shelters, from what I've seen in ATL (where I lived the longest), SF (where the homeless population is enormous) and in other cities. Maybe some of them actually long for a semblance of order, ritual, even beauty.

Despite the brief nod to debate about the origins of the piece/shelter/unknown, there's a strong whiff of divorcement from reality in this short writing, especially given that 2 commenters apparently know this to be a shelter.

The enemies of art are always seeking proof that its makers and audience are elitist and out of touch. I loathe the stereotype, but I fear Graves has only given it credibility.
9
Ugh, this is some poor person's shelter, I saw them in their on Saturday hiding from the rain. This whole post is "elitist art critic" b.s.
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I.E. this whole post lacked humanity and compassion for the person who has made this their living space.
11
It is a homeless person's camp/shelter. It was reconstructed on 10th & Pike (in Soul Repair's doorway) on Monday night -- with new hobbie-horse adornments add on top!
12
I hope to God Peck's source material for the pictured piece was childhood forts and not homeless kitsch.