Monday, April 4, 2016

For Sale! Van Gogh’s Starry Night for only $250!



Current wall (Left) and with the design projected on it (Right)
Today I visited the Brillo de Sol educational centre where I recently painted two murals on a completely unrelated business when I ran into director Letty L√≥pez. We talked about the next mural on our wish list, one of the Universe, name of the group of first graders. I suggested we’d start looking for pretty pictures of a nice tranquil Universe that would calm the kids down rather than excite them. So no black hole with blood red planets and ARC-170 Starfighters, but something a little bit more peaceful, maybe with fifty shades of blue or so.

I was just about to hop on my bicycle on my way out when the first grade teacher came running after me. She showed me a picture of a sky she liked very much and asked whether I thought it would look could on the wall. Are you kidding??? She showed me one of my very favourite paintings of one of my very favourite artists, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh!!!! OF COURSE that would look good on the wall! Maybe technically not the Universe, but close enough. Now, that would be a fun project!

So the wall is there, the design was already made in 1889, I’m ready to go and I even have help: I can count on, the lovely Sofie van den Bril from Belgium. The only thing missing is some cash towards paint, prints, primer and transportation.
So… looking for a sponsor who for only $250 will be the proud “owner” of a “real” Van Gogh on a wall (2.6 x 3.8 meters) in Guatemala… (Partial donations welcome too!) And that is a bargain, considering what the original would go for these days…