Gallery1988 in Venice is hosting Pooh…and Other Sh*t: hijacked art from Robert Brandenburg, a solo show of altered art by Robert Brandenburg. The opening reception is Saturday January 7, 2012 from 7 PM to 10 PM and the show runs until January 28, 2012. Brandenburg says on his blog, “There will be laughs, booze, prints for sale, and possibly a midget or Naomi Campbell look-alike.”
He finds old paintings, photos, advertisements and prints at garage sales, estate sales and auctions and adds pop culture elements into those paintings in the smartest and funniest ways. But the most impressive part of these hijacked pieces, is that he can EXACTLY match whatever painting (OR PHOTO!) he’s adding himself to.