Well hung

Two weeks ago I wrote about spotting this beaut one day during lunch. The Little Green is a cafe/bar which hosts artists’ work on a weekly basis, which is where I happened upon this piece by Bon. I needed it in my life. With a little sign that stated ‘pay what you want for artwork‘, I contacted Bon immediately. No, really. I e-mailed him before my lunch got to the table. A couple of days and a few awkward bus journeys later, this baby is home and hung. 
Who better to describe the piece better than the man himself; I was fortunate enough to get a quote from Bon about this particular piece – 

“I found the piece of board behind my house. It wasn’t an ordinary board; there was a company logo/stencil printed in the corner. The idea of this work just came up to me. The board looks like it came from a factory, and that’s why there are fishes stenciled on it in black because it’s like a symbol of toxic product. 

I think paining on boards such as this one is more satisfactory because I change items that somebody has thrown away and I have a chance to give them a second absolutely different life.”  

Talk about an awesome quote, and is exactly what drew me to the piece in the first place. It’s the first thing you see when you walk into our living room. This space worked out perfectly as this narrow wall is an exterior stone wall, and since this puppy is fierce heavy, I don’t think a plasterboard wall would have fared well.

And below, to give you an idea of exactly where it is in our home. Sorry for the grainy/wish-washy picture – me, camera and the cave-like lighting in our apartment were not getting along yesterday, but you get the idea. 

Boy, am I glad we walked into The Little Green that day. Check more of Bon’s awesome work here. xx A

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  1. June 4, 2013 / 12:46

    "Well Hung".
    I love you.
    Also, the placement looks amazing!

    • June 5, 2013 / 16:11

      I think I run the risk of attracting a different viewing audience for the sake of the title. Google, please be kind who you send my way …

  2. June 4, 2013 / 19:54

    I had a wee giggle at the title of your post. Looks great too. I would love to have seen you on the bus with that. As a regular bus user it would have popped a smile on my face. Now I liked Bon's description on this piece. Now this where I will sound like a heathen…I thought the logo and company sign was something Bon added lol. I know I am a heathen and I just confessed my ignorance!!

  3. Barb_in_GA
    June 4, 2013 / 20:32

    Perfect in that space. And a statement from the artist, as well! What a great idea.

  4. John JJP
    June 5, 2013 / 08:43

    you are some kind of lyrical genius. i love your titles, lol!!!!!1!

    also you are converting me to grafiti. thanks to your awesome site i am appreciating graffiti more and more. thank you!!

  5. June 5, 2013 / 08:56

    It looks very nice in combination with artwork (black-white) on the right. I know,I know.. you know it too.. of course. See you soon in next event in Dub!

    • June 5, 2013 / 16:22

      Very much looking forward to it Bon. Be sure to write about it on FB so I can sneak along to the next one. I have a lot more walls!

      xx A