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GREAT ART IN UGLY ROOMS

Great Art in Ugly Rooms
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GREAT ART IN UGLY ROOMS



05 Friday 05th December 2014

Great Art in Ugly rooms was set up in 2013 by visual artist Paul Kremer after seeing an image of a Kas Oshiro piece hung badly on a wall of a decidedly beige flat. The artist, inspired by the humour and genius of works of art being reduced to distinctively unappealing surroundings, now has an archive of laundrettes exhibiting Sherman's, motel rooms featuring Rothko's and radioactive bunkers displaying Picasso, all viewable on his blog Great Art in Ugly Rooms.

“Like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said, when tasked with defining pornography, ‘I know it when I see it’” said the founder when asked about what constitutes as great art and what constitutes an ugly room, his response wavering the thin line between despair and #lolz.

Although the majority of these works of art are replicas, there is something decidedly entertaining about the question of taste being boiled down to high-brow cultural endeavours hanging out in saloon bars where people frequently vomit on the jukebox and fornicate in the bathroom stalls. Where some of these rooms were presumably the bedrooms of rich eccentrics with a passion for kitsch, you do have to wonder how one of Damien Hirsts formaldehyde sheep ended up in a children’s crèche.  Catch the best of the worst below:

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