November 6, 2014 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Murdering street furniture is just one of the projects of French artist Lor-K.
posted by Omnomnom (10 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
That is some pretty fucked up shit right there.

I love it!
posted by poe at 1:08 PM on November 6, 2014

What poe said.
posted by localroger at 1:18 PM on November 6, 2014

I like it because while it's a simple idea and perhaps not very meaningful it looks like so much fun to execute!
posted by Omnomnom at 1:24 PM on November 6, 2014

Ok, so I was totally pre-rolling my eyes before clicking the link, but whoa. Definitely elicited a visceral reaction. It's weirdly.... real.
posted by FirstMateKate at 1:33 PM on November 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

The mattress especially!
posted by 256 at 1:37 PM on November 6, 2014

It's like if Quentin Tarantino did an art installation.
posted by ourt at 1:39 PM on November 6, 2014

There was mention in the Bansky thread how few women street artists there were.

Here is an example of one.

It's pretty awesome.

I look forward to her art being worth 6 figures and folks shuddering because they threw out this stuff in the trash.
posted by el io at 2:41 PM on November 6, 2014

On the one hand, I love the effects.

On the other hand, I found myself wondering where the line lies between awesome street art and a heap of decomposing upholstered trash (with extensive use of red paint).
posted by kinnakeet at 3:38 PM on November 6, 2014

It will go to the landfill in due course. I like the fact that she didn't change our relationship to these objects. Art or not they are still thrown away. I appreciate her making that explicit.
posted by Monochrome at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2014

I live in a city that spends $200million-plus per year dealing with illegally-dumped furniture. It's already decomposing upholstered trash, even before the artist adds the red paint. And the paint might make people think a bit.
posted by Lexica at 9:05 PM on November 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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