Justified & Ancient
- Apr 12, 2005
Art by A Sudo Wu:
Art by Jeroen jongeleen:
Art by Jeroen jongeleen:
@mods: I saw we have two fortean art threads. This one (longer) and this short fork:
It is very pretty. Think a bit of acid or mushrooms were involved with this vision!http://www.unariunwisdom.com/journey-to-venus/amp/
This is rather beautiful.
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SALVAGED FROM THE WAYBACK MACHINE: https://web.archive.org/web/19980216123745/http://www.forteantimes.com/artic/92/shorts.htmlLIVING ART
Roger Powell, 47, a former labourer from Porthcawl, south Wales, can be bought for £850,000. He has been designated "a work of art" by Tony Kaye, a British artist-cum-philanthropist who now lives in California. Mr Kaye, once homeless himself, discovered Mr Powell sleeping rough near Waterloo Station in London and persuaded him to sign a contract guaranteeing him a home and living expenses for as long as he was prepared to be a work of art. Both men assume the deal will last until one of them dies.
Mr Kaye is hailed as the man who put "art" into TV commercials and commands fees of up to £100,000 a day. He discovered Mr Powell, a former labourer, a year ago and has exhibited him outside galleries in America and France, including the Louvre and the Washington National Gallery, in a small steel frame inscribed Roger. There are upcoming exhibitions of Roger in Moscow and Israel. Mr Powell visits Mr Kaye's London office every Friday to pick up £75 expenses. His £60 rent, for a room in Maida Vale, north London, is paid by the office.
D.Telegraph, 17 June; D.Mirror, 18 June 1996.
This story of a homeless man commissioned and sponsored to serve as a living artwork appeared in Fortean Times, issue #92. ...
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/roger_powell_human_work_of_artRoger Powell, Human Work of Art
In 1995 Roger Powell was 46 years old and living homeless on the streets of London after the failure of his taxi business. And then, by a strange twist of fate, his life changed and he became a work of art.
Film director Tony Kaye had decided to display a homeless person as a work of art at the Saatchi Gallery. ...
Powell sat in the gallery beside a sign explaining that he was for sale as a "human work of art." The price: £1000.
As far as I know, no one offered to buy Powell. Nevertheless, Kaye continued to display Powell at various museums for the next two-and-a-half years, but most of the time not as an official exhibit. Powell would simply walk around the museums while wearing a t-shirt that said "For Sale, Roger, By Tony Kaye, Four Million Pounds." (The sale price had inflated quite a bit.) In return for doing this, Kaye paid Powell a small weekly allowance and gave him some money towards rent. ...
Eventually Kaye lost touch with Powell. Then, in 2002 Powell died. Kaye paid for Powell's cremation and received his ashes. He said he planned to use them to create a painting that would say "Dead Homeless Man." I don't know if he ever completed this work.