Drawings of everyday life

Archive for August, 2014

What is cheap art?

“The world’s greatest museum of art and design”, that’s what the Victoria and Albert Museum in London calls itself. I think I agree. I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum this summer. They had a very interesting exhibition Disobedient Objects, about the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. Among all the interesting things I saw, I really liked the Cheap Art Manifesto from 1984 by the Bread and Puppet Theatre in New York. “Art has to be cheap and available to everybody”. why-cheap-art-manifesto.-001-703x1024

I like the manifesto so much, because it represents the way I see myself when I’m drawing. I’m not drawing for a museum, for money, for business. I do it because I like it, because it soothes the pain, because…

This drawing I made on my iPad on the fiftieth marriage anniversary of my parents. They are the musicians Joop and Jessica.

Joop en Jessica, op 50 jarig huwelijksfeest van Jaap Keller en Erica Keller. Made on iPad with paper