Lost Art is an interactive street art project. I find objects in the street, paint street scenes onto them, and then leave them out to be found on the streets where they were painted. It's an exercise in recycling, in letting go, and in reaching out. I'm curious to know whether the paintings will be found, or if they will remain discarded the way their canvases were before I painted them. So if you find one of the pieces, please let me know in the comments!
March 21, 2018
Lost Art #42: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris
Finally the first days of spring! It's been a rough winter. There were only a few breaks in the nasty cold/snowy weather, and it's been hard to catch one of those moments, but I did finally manage to get out there! I was so excited to paint on this beautiful guitar I found sticking out of a pile of trash. I wanted to find a very special spot for it, and I think I did. I took it into the Pere Lachaise cemetery! I'll need your help though, as I'm afraid the caretakers of the cemetery will be apt to toss this one back in the trash again as soon as they see it. They stopped by several times while I was painting it to make sure I wasn't planning to play it. I fear that if I'n not there to defend it, it might get tossed out rather quickly. So I've left it early in the day, leaning against a tree, out of direct sight from the path that the guardians were taking. I hope there's enough time for someone to find it! And if you do, then please let me know!
This painting, acrylic on found guitar, 100cm x 37cm, was left at the intersection of Avenue Casimir-Périer and Chemin Serré, inside the cemetery Père-Lachaise in Paris, on March 21st, 2018, at 1pm.
If you have found this piece, it is yours to keep, but please let me know in the comments!