March 18, 2013
Original art (not a photograph)
Archival-quality, giclée print on textured watercolor parchment
Hand-applied cut-out wording
16″ x 20″ (40.6cm x 50.8cm)
I moved to Coconut Grove from Miami Beach 11 months ago and every day I ride my bicycle by the closed and boarded-up Coconut Grove Playhouse. I always get sad seeing beautiful, old, historic buildings empty and unused so I decided to find out what’s going on with it back in September. Despite having an unbelievable list of celebrities who have performed at the Playhouse over its 86 year history, it has been mired in controversy and closed since 2006. This inspired me to do the guerilla art which you see on the sign/marquis and blogged about here.
Now seven months later the Playhouse still sits empty — such a shame! It inspired me to create this one-of-a-kind, original Giclée print (not a photograph) with hand-applied cut-out words. The “Love Drama?” makes the perfect double entendre because the legal drama of the theater in the last few years is mind-boggling. An archival quality Giclée print is a process that uses pigmented inks, which are applied to Fine Art paper. This process has an archival range from 100-200 years, based on independent testing.
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