Consumption of art is part of what I have right now. Other things in the works, but nothing 'in progress' outside of my head just at the moment.
Right now I'm looking to find a Nagel print. Because the piece of art that I had in its place (which I did with a girl on a date, but was objectively and subjectively terrible but sentimental for me) was destroyed on purpose Friday night. The paintings that were there were a part of a date that I went on. We walked around Forest Park in St. Louis, and ended up at the World's Fair Pavillion where she had set up canvas and acryllics for us. And we painted that night as we saw it. It was a lot of fun, and endearing in a way because she had gone to the trouble of setting everything up.
And so I hung up the paintings in my hallway because even though the girl and I had no future, it was a compliment and it made me happy. But it did not make my current girlfriend happy, and she asked me to take them down. But I'm as showy as she is jealous, and so I took them down and said I would break them. She called my bluff and now I have a bruise on the top of my leg from snapping the canvas frame over the top of it.
So the next morning she woke up sober and felt foolish over the whole thing. And she said she would replace the art on the wall with something I like. And since I had just bought Duran Duran's Rio album for my wall of records, I said she could get me that Nagel print and she said ok. I was just joking when I said it, and explained that they would be fairly costly. And she said she owed me for 'being crazy last night'. She makes money so she can spend it how she wants, and I like the idea of owning one of my favorite artist's works.
So then we looked at Nagel stuff for a few hours, and I took a picture of her with my phone as she laid with her head falling over the edge of the bed. And she said I should paint her like Nagel in that pose. So I'm going to do an awful job of trying it.
Then the other thing I'm working on is a present for my friend, Ben. He is a smart kind of guy who consumes a lot of art as well. So I'm going to re-create Monochrome 1961 and tag it with the Yves St. Larent logo because grafitti is about telling someone else that they don't get your respect for no reason.