Jan 31 2011

Now That’s What I Call Art

Published by at 1:00 pm under Images,Movies

If you’re like me, you may find it a little hard to understand the world of modern art, in which a giant slinky painted with polka dots can be sold for $500,000 as commentary on the Israel/Palestine conflict. But this piece from artist David Herbert is one I fully appreciate.

It’s a VHS tape of 2001: A Space Odyssey, built to the dimensions of the giant black monolith from the film. Past the shape and color similarities, I’m not sure if a more broad statement is being made here, but if I were Bill Gates I’d plunk down a million to pick that up to decorate my home theater.

[via Rhizome]





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2 responses so far

  • Josh

    What you fail to mention is that it is actually built from recycled VHS tapes, which makes it even cooler.

  • http://the-reviewer.com TheReviewer

    for some strange reason i want to watch space Odyssey

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