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Shared art - Elevator door in Hotel Lebua at the State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand.
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Experts. National Museum of China in Beijing. Photo by Gerhard Guffler
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The german Masterpainter Philipp Weber in New York City
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Spectacular location: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain
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Preparing for the photoshooting - young model in Seoul, South Korea
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Art that lives. Spanish children in front of a work of the master Antonio Castello Avilleira. Photo by Martin Llamedo
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Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings - David Zwirner Gallery, New York City
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Art, well-dosed. Devotional items at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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Contemporary Art at the National Museum of China in Beijing
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Street Art. Bordeaux/France. New harbour area. Photo by Nyx
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Fantastic multi-media presentation by TeamLab (Japan) at Pace Gallery in Beijing · Photo by Erik Olsson
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The triple Helnwein. Discovered at Modernism, San Francisco · Photo by Jon Kim
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Hidden view to North Korea? Youngeun Museum - Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Photo by Takashi Moto
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Exciting neighborhood: street art and commerce - discovered in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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Escape · Fondation Maeght · Photo by Takashi Moto
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Discovery in a gallery in Stockholm: The daughter of the famous ceramist Leo Grilli from Gubbio, Umbria.
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Impressive typography in Seoul-Jikhalsi, South Korea · Photo by Takashi Moto
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In search of identity. Detail of Alexander Timofeev "Beginning" · Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2015.
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What does Marylin think? Impression from the Halcyon Gallery, London
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A wedge? Outstanding architecture! The new area in the Hermitage. Photo by Takashi Moto.
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Grandiose swing: Church of St. Michael, Hamburg. Photo by Gerhard Guffler.
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Sculpture of sitting men, France. Photo by Anja Helmchen.
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Lively streets in New York City. Photo by Mick Rogers.
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Accord. Städel-Museum, Frankfurt/Germany · Photo by Takashi Moto
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The truck. Christmas. New York City. Photo by Vince Ryan
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Currently out of Malaga/Spain: masterful sensitive drawing of the artist Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez.
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West meets east. Shopping in Guangdong, South Korea. Photo by Kwon KyungYep
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A touristic reminiscent of a great artist. Discovered at Central Park in New York City. Photo by Danielle Lemond
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Re-use: Work aid for the German painter Philipp Weber. Photo: Johannes Mencke
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Art project with refugees in Munich: motif from "Peace of paper".
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Flipping for the Art-O-Mat!

A picture of the Art-o-Mat machine in the Luce Foundation Center.

Choosing a work of art from the Art-O-Mat.

Lila Ferber recently interned in SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center.

Do you remember the thrill of putting a quarter in a slot and getting a gumball? Now imagine pulling a lever and getting a piece of art! That’s what you can do in the Luce Foundation Center, at a vending machine called the Art-O-Mat. Here at my internship in the Luce Center, I was so surprised to find one of these machines. They are a unique idea because artists from around the country contribute their artwork, including Scott Blake in my hometown of Omaha, NE. I was fortunate to take a flipbook workshop with Blake, and now when I pull the lever, I can get a piece of art with my picture inside.

Dispensing art including flip books in the Luce Center.

The Art-0-Mat in SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center.

Art-O-Mat machines are a series of over 100 cigarette vending machines that have been modified to dispense art, located around the world. The organization that supplies the Art-O-Mats was created by Clark Whittington in 1997. Artists are invited to submit an idea in any medium, as long as it fits inside a 2″ x 3” box. The bright machines are spread all over the country. The original artworks inside are only $5, and the collector gets the satisfaction of pulling a lever to pick the artist of their choice. This system makes art more approachable and accessible for people to collect.

Artist Scott Blake is a frequent contributor to the Art-O-Mat and is known for his interactive barcode art and flipbooks. The artwork explores “links between identity and consumption in a world increasingly dominated by digital date.”* In one series, Blake creates large portraits of recognizable celebrities such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe by arranging hundreds of barcodes in rows that were taken from the backs of their CDs and films. In his interactive works, Blake allows the viewer to read the barcodes with their smartphones or with scanning devices in the installation. For the Art-O-Mat, he shrinks these portraits and turns them into flipbooks, starting with the full portrait and zooming into one barcode on the last page.

A few years ago, Blake led a workshop at Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program in Omaha. My fellow students and I helped him produce a flipbook and posed as the subjects. The idea was to make it look like we were floating in mid-air as the viewer flipped through the pages, through the process of stop-motion animation. Blake set up a video camera and would count, “1, 2, 3, jump!” We jumped in a circle, did handshakes, and bowed in the air.

After jumping came the editing process. Blake took screenshots of when we had both feet off the ground and printed the images out in rows. We helped him cut and staple 46 images per book, making copies to ship around the world, including D.C.

Now, when I’m working at the Luce Center desk, I listen for the echo of the Art-O-Mat’s lever and the kerplunk of a box landing at the bottom, ready to be unwrapped. With every sound I wonder which artist the viewer chose, excited that a mini work-of-art, maybe all the way from Omaha, is

going into the collection of a new home.

A picture of the Art-o-mat machine inside the Luce Foundation Center.

Once a decision is made, the artwork is yours!

 Link to the original article here.

Dilomprizulike

Dilomprizulike b 1960, Nigeria

Born Dil Humphrey-Umezulike and widely known in the contemporary art world as Dilomprizulike, he has been labelled ‚The Junkman of Africa‘. First noticed at the 7th African Art Biennale in Dakar in 2006, his work has become internationally appreciated.

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