Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Paint by Numbers
Do-it-yourself SeascapeJ, done by Andy Warhol in 1963.
I have been fascinated by PBN kits since I was a child- I guess I still am. I have been thinking about doing a community participation piece of a giant paint by numbers. I recently found out that Andy Warhol also enjoyed PBNs, or as he called them "do- it- yourself pictures". He Would project line art onto a large canvas and then add the numbers. Then He would partially paint the piece, leaving the rest to be finished by the buyer. I love this idea! I also love the way you can see the numbers through the paint.
Warhol IS probably my favorite artist- I am a HUGE fan! I always find him and his work interesting and exciting.