Sunday, June 4, 2017
There was a time when art that you plugged into the wall was considered low brow. I remember walking down Milwaukee Avenue on the near northwest side of Chicago many years ago and looking into the window of a shop with a plug-in objet d'art and later describing it to fellow workers at the Walden Books where I worked at the time. They all laughed about it. And now these days it is all the rage, with an entire exhibit dedicated to that form of expression a few years ago at the Denver Art Museum. I was thinking about all this when I took the above photograph at an art gallery during Denver's Santa Fe Arts District First Friday Art Walk last week. And I must say, I still have a bit of a prejudice against plug-in art. And no, I did not buy one of the above pieces. Hell, I won't even buy art that I like.