Artists alter paint-by-numbers for exhibit

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 Wp-Content Uploads2006 2011 08 Chris-Crites1-500X391 In Seattle, Marlow Harris and JoDavid curated a rather curious and delightful Paint-by-Number art exhibition for the 2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival. More than 40 artists altered vintage (and completed) paint-by-number paintings for the show. Bill Blair painted massive paint-by-number backdrops and wrote stories for vintage paint-by-numbers while Ryan Feddersen installed a table tableau decorated with hand-cast wax crayons of fruit, vegetables, and meats. Above, "Father and Son" by Troy Gua. At left, Chris Crites -- whose work we've previously featured on BB -- "enhanced" a classic schooner paint-by-numbers.
"Bumber by Number at Bumbershoot" (Thanks, Kirsten Anderson!)


    1. I can’t stop laughing. It’s funny every time I glance back at the screen.

      This work of art definitely told me a story.

  1. I would have cracked up a week ago over that, but I live in Vermont and we just lost several covered bridges for real due to flooding.  :(

  2. This reminds of LA based artists Kye Potter and Julia Dzwonkoski, who have been repurposing thrift/paint by numbers paintings for some time by inserting monochromatic grayscale rainbows into the originals:

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