Goal for Next Year - Guerrilla Art
Through the blog Art is Moving I recently came across this guerrilla installation by Catherine Sinclair. Staged on the lawn of the local City Gallery the dawn before a grand re-opening event, Catherine was able to get her piece "100 % Sheep" seen and viewed by thousands of art patrons. None of which had any idea that the piece was not sponsored by the museum. Brilliant!
This kind of thing has inspired me before. A couple of years ago when the Olympic Sculpture Park first opened there were some pretty incredible guerrilla sculptures that popped up. My all time favorite of course being the infamous "Eaglets". Three miniature replicas of the iconic soaring red sculpture "Eagle" by Calder all nestled into a nest placed underneath the towering sculpture park icon. Adorable!
But part of the true inspiration of these stories is the reaction of the institutions where the pieces were placed. The 100% Sheep were left undisturbed by the museum staff. Welcomed even.
And in the case of the Eaglets? The Seattle Art Museum ended up adopting the little guys. How's that for "getting your work into a museum"?