Thursday, February 27, 2014

It Is Raining Chairs


I saw this installation on a porch down a side street in Old Naples.

Do you think the Naples artist was inspired by the similar
installation, "Bang," at the 2013 Venice Biennale by the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei?


(I never expected to find an opportunity to show this Biennale photo
from my June 2013 trip to Venice and the Adriatic.)

25 comments:

Revrunner said...

Looks like my dormitory in college after a frat party.

Andy said...

Humorous title with incredible art work.

Tanya Breese said...

how neat! now i'm reminded by the song "it's raining men" ...we used to go to joes crab shack a lot back when we lived in san diego and when they'd put on "it's raining men" all the workers would put on funny wigs and dance...such a fun restaurant!

Malyss said...

And I was complaining about my poor raindrops ... :o)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder what type of umbrella you need when it is raining chairs.

This was a rare and unexpected connection to the photo from Venice.

Kate said...

Makes it kinda hard to stop and sit a spell!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. Wonderful shots!

Lowell said...

I may talk to animals (my therapist says it's quite all right just as long as they don't talk me into doing something stupid) but at least I'm not some crazy artist who hangs a bunch of chairs or stools in random patterns and actually thinks that's a good thing! Sheesh!

Sometimes, in southwest Florida, the sun bakes brains.

LONDONLULU said...

That would be quite a cascade! (And I'd be among those glad you chose to show the Biennale image - looks Weiwei inspired:)

Randy said...

I love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet this is exactly where he got his inspiration from Jack.. well let's hope so anyway :)Don't you just love it when you come across these unexpected 'creations'!

Sharon Anck said...

I agree with Grace, that is probably his inspiration. Either that or the last hurricane. I love the photo from Venice. Your photo really brings the exhibit to life.

Sylvia K said...

What a hoot!! And what a fun start for my day, Jack!! You do find the goodies! And, yes, I agree with Grace and Sharon, too! Hope you have a fun weekend!! Stay out of trouble!!

VP said...

As my grandpa used to say of things like these: 'arms taken away from agriculture'...

RedPat said...

Love the Weiwei pic, Jack! I'm sure you aren't surprised.

Karl Demetz said...

You have been accompanied by the Naples artist during your trip to Venice, Jack?
Nice comparison, the Venetian shot is fantastic!

cieldequimper said...

I think I actually prefer the porch version though I do like the Weiwei photo.

William Kendall said...

The Weiwei exhibit shot is astonishing! And the porch does feel influenced by that exhibit, even if it wasn't...

Michelle said...

Pretty cool shots! The porch version is my favorite!

Lois said...

I think I like the first one better. After working in the visual arts department at FSU for a number of years, nothing surprises me in the art world anymore.

Virginia said...

Oh Jack this is right up my alley. Great one!
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EG CameraGirl said...

Very similar in concept, that's for sure.

Kay said...

I'm glad you had an excuse to post the Weiwei shot. It's kind of cool. And the ladderback chairs? Well, they have minds of their own. Go back another day and who knows what they'll be doing then!

jennyfreckles said...

A 'don't try this at home' shot.

Tash said...

Love it!
Where did you go? Croatia I hope. Planning a trip to Bled, Slovenia and Dubrovnik (with other stops along the way) probably this September.