Pop-Up Exhibit Features Art Inspired by Singer Amanda Palmer [NSFW]
As part of her innovative summer tour, musician Amanda Palmer has commissioned 30 artists for a pop-up art exhibit.
The exhibit, which will be open to the public July 20-26 at Pop Tart Gallery, includes well-known artists and musicians like Shepard Fairey, Frances Cobain, David Mack, Molly Crabapple, Tao Lin, Robyn Hitchcock, Kristin Hersh, DJ Spooky and more. Their pieces were all inspired by Palmer's new album, and the singer-songwriter explains the genesis of the exhibit on her Kickstarter page:
[O]ver the last six months i've been working in secret with OVER THIRTY visual artist friends of mine [...] to create a massive explosion of song-inspired album art, in all different kinds of media. some people took the project really literally and made super lyrics-specific paintings....some people went way abstract. the end result is an EXPLOSION of incredible art.
Palmer's tour is in support of her first new studio album in four years, and was funded by crowsourcing using Kickstarter.
We have a few of the images of some of the artwork from the pop-up exhibit for you to preview. Heads up: a few are NSFW, as they contain nudity.
Ed. note: A previous version referenced the opening night reception, which is not open to the public.