Thursday, May 27, 2010
Painting by Numbers
I was searching online for pictures of colorful vintage flower paintings paired with mid century modern furniture, like those I had seen on the Rug Company cataloge, when I came up with Trey Speegle in Anthropology's website.
Speegle has art directed and designed for publications like Vogue and Vanity Fair, but he is also quite an artist. He owns a paint-by-number collection which he uses as a departure point for his artwork, sometimes deconstructing it and combining it with text. He creates wonderful contemporary images with a pop visual language reminiscent of Lichestein's.
Now Anthropology has launged rugs and pillows with Speegle's iconic work and they even sell some of his original artwork online on their gallery section. I like these accesories but what I'd really love to use is one of his paintings in a very white interior, paired with modern furniture like a Tulip table or white Bertoia chairs.