Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is It Just Me?

Or is it really annoying when people lean expensive art on the floor instead of hanging it so they don't look pretentious. I swear it looks more pretentious on the floor because you're drawing attention to it. Stick it on the wall if you like it. That's what art is for. Adorning walls. Maybe it's just me. It's this new trend that seems to dominate shelter magazines and websites lately and it really just makes me want to break into their photoshoots with a hammer and a handful of picture hangers.

Sorry Anna, I love your blog. That was just the first example I could find. I love looking at people's art, I think it tells you so much about them. Seeing it on the floor tells me there is probably dust behind it. And maybe a couple of Cheetos.

6 comments:

Kerry said...

I just remember Steve Wynn and his Picasso that he took off the wall and put his elbow through, and the lady at the Met recently who stood up to fast and knocked over a sculpture and broke it into several pieces. Keep your art safe and secure! It would get dirtier on the floor too.

drwende said...

Cat toys, that's what's behind the art.

Anne (in Reno) said...

Kerry, I forgot about both of those! Keep your art safe, people! And how do they vacuum without bumping it all?

Wende, here it would be guitar picks.

LOJO said...

here it's cat hair.

I have to admit that I have art on the floor. Not anything great, but it's there. I don't have enough wall space and sometimes that's where it lands. It's not good for it though....

Cookbook said...

I had art on the floor for a good long time, but that was because I was too lazy to hang it. While it was on the floor it presented a constant hazard, as my cats? Think it's super fun to play hide and seek games.

Also, yes to the cat toys. And fur.

Anne (in Reno) said...

LOJO/Cookbook, I have no beef with art that is waiting to be hung (hanged?) it just seems pretentious when it's in fancy magazine houses and it's "styled" to be on the floor.