Drawings of everyday life

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

4 responses

  1. Miriam Krekel

    Ik dacht: “Dat zijn Joop en Jessica.” en toen zag ik dat het echt Joop en Jessica waren! Wat een bofkont dat je ze hebt zien optreden!

    March 31, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    • Heb je ze echt herkend?? Of herkende je het omdat ik deze tekening ook op Facebook gezet heb? (ik vermoed het laatste) Gelijkenis is nl. niet mijn sterkste kant.

      March 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm

  2. jessica van noord

    Goh, ik kom dit nu tegen en vind het erg leuk. Groetjes, Jessica.

    February 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    • Ah, dat is leuk Jessica! Het is inderdaad alweer anderhalf jaar geleden dat jullie optraden in Hollywoud, Nieuwendijk.

      February 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm

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