Strictly entre nous, I paint and draw, and I post my work here. In some circles, however, that would not be enough. In certain fancy art circles, drawing and painting is not what makes one an artist. And it is so unfair that one has to defend oneself this way. I can do conceptual art if I so desire. It’s just rarely that I desire.
In fact, I posted pictures of my parents’ refrigerator once at another site and offered it for sale. The price was very reasonable. Unfortunately, before I could get the marketing thing really rolling, the refrigerator broke and had to be replaced. The heavy art object had to be turned over to someone who wasn’t even a collector — certainly he was no connoisseur.
Thus alas, the deal fell apart before ArtNews ever even got wind of it. Well, sometimes we have to suffer for art. But on the upside, at least my parents have cold milk and vegetables again.
I may yet sell the refrigerator in my apartment. It doesn’t belong to me, but that’s merely a minor detail. In art lingo, we call that “appropriation.” I hear Jeff Koons does it all the time.
If after reading this, you find your heart set upon owning one of these works, contact me. I’m sure I can work something out. After all, I’m an artist. We’re “creative.”
[Top of the post: Conceptual Refrigerator Art, by Aletha Kuschan]