Kevin Busta's Birds on Wire.
I was immeasurably inspired yesterday when I came across a wonderful profile of Birds on Wire (acrylic on vintage blueprint) by artist and furniture maker Kevin Busta's in yesterday's New York Times. Busta, based in Cleveland, discovered several blueprints that had been discarded in a city dumpster. The piece comes with a hefty price tag (the NYT's reported that the piece is "a 30-by-84-inch photograph printed on an original blueprint for a locomotive engine" and runs $5,200).
I love collecting antique maps, photo (including tintypes and cabinet cards), and other vintage printed material so this really got to me, especially because of the meeting of the old and the new.
Kara Walker's The Treasure Hunters, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
David Wojnarowicz's Something from Sleep courtesy of the PPOW Gallery.
Other works of art incorporating repurposed print materials include Kara Walker's The Treasure Hunters, 2007, (mixed media, newsprint, cut paper on gessoed panel), and David Wojnarowicz's Something from Sleep, 1987-1988 (mixed media).