Fine Art Meets Kitschenette…

Submitted by MyFunCloset October 15th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Early “Kitschenette” appreciated at the MOMA. Created in 1963 by Tom Wesselmann. A three demensional collage comes to life at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A wonderful display of “high” art with design & style. The color is off because a flash could not be used. The size is about 5 feet wide by 4 feet high.

4 Responses to “Fine Art Meets Kitschenette…”

  1. Allee Willis

    So is the refrigerator door a real refrigerator door? I’m thinking yes because of the size of the painting. I had a small refrigerator with that almost the exact same door.

    Is it just the food that’s a collage of old advertisements? Like is the window and what’s in it painted?

    Is the exhibit at MOMA a combination of actual kitchen artifacts and art of kitchens or are all the artifacts within paintings?

  2. MyFunCloset

    I should have known you might asked these great questions and studied the details more closely. Yes I believe the pink door is real. Most of the elements were applied color photos, but I think the tablecloth, sink area, pink stove, coffee pot & wall art were hand painted. Two Warhol Brillo soap boxes were in front of this piece.
    This was the only piece of “art” exhibited that I can recall. The rest were futuristic 50’s kitchen pieces & kitchenware advertisments.