Taking the car theme of the past few days a little further, Angela has pointed out a story about an artist that uses car number plates as a medium. The license plate art of Michael Kalish sells for between $5,000 and $150,000.
CBS News has a story and video of the artist online here. Here’s some quotes from the artist..
“It’s so Americana. It’s so iconic. It’s the thumbprint of the automobile. Every one is individual, and they’re so unique.” Michael Kalish
“It’s such a great dimension to a piece of art that there are 50, 100 — you know — 200 stories within a piece of art from people from all over the country, all over the world, where they’ve been. Whose car was that on? And what’s the story behind that? And then each piece tells a different story.” Michael Kalish
Also in the report by CBS, Christopher Forney of the Artworks Gallery which represents the work of Michael Kalish said this about the artist.. “In today’s age of media, it’s an important element for an artist to also be a personality and in somebody who’s actually portraying other personalities. It’s interesting and important that he is.”