Robert Motherwell, “Pancho Villa Dead and Alive,” 1943 (MOMA/Dedalus Foundation)
Should collage artists worry about papers fading over time? This question was prompted by a hugely informative post by artist/teacher Nancy Nikkal about the recent Robert Motherwell exhibition at MOMA — which I blogged about in “How Robert Motherwell Lost His Dada Cred.”
So…did Motherwell coat his papers on both sides with PVA? I don’t think they even had PVA in 1946. But should I be using it now?
Not being an art school grad, I have wondered about this issue. Some collage instruction books tell you it’s essential to protect your papers unchanged for eternity. Was I being too lackadaisical about this? Continue reading
SHOP scrambled spells POSH————–and if your budget allows you to go really posh, then visit some galleries and actually buy collage art!
If not…I’ve collected a few collagey items which are mostly easy on the budget.
The exception is the Alex and Lee scarf above, from the “Dream Mandala” collection based on their Rorschach collages. There are nine different patterns (the one above is Turquoise Mosaic).
You can get these in square or rectangular in silk or modal/wool for $250 each at Cavalier Goods.
Now on to some more modest purchases and real steals.
Anna-Wili Highfield, Hummingbird (2013)
I like putting things together that you wouldn’t think of putting together, which is why I’m a collage artist.
Chloe, 2008 collection
So here’s a new series in which I’ll pair two artist/creators whose work, though unrelated, is similar————like, say, Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Tony Bennett singing “The Lady Is a Tramp” with Lady Gaga as the Lady.