This piece was created as part of the “Paintings In Trees” Show, in the People’s Garden in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. It was initially on display from May 2015-June 2015 and is now is a permanent part of the park's landscape. Perched in the crook of a tree within the garden, "High Art" can be seen from the East side of Broadway and while riding the ‘J’ Train to Manhattan.
“High Art” was created as a response to the increasingly high prices being elicited for works of art. Paul Gauguin’s painting “When Will You Marry”, painted in 1892, sold to a private collector for an estimated $300 million dollars in February 2015. By reprinting the coveted work on a commercial material in the shape of a kite, I hope to bring awareness to the increasing commodification of select artist’s works. The art market serves as a way for wealthy collectors to harbor large sums of money in purchased artworks often while removing highly coveted objects from public view.