“Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.” - Marshall McLuhan

Do you enjoy paint-by-numbers but feel, as so many of us do, that they no longer "stretch you...as an artist"? Did you manage to inject the last sentence...either mentally or out loud...with a satisfyingly nasal pseudo-intellectual-art-lover twang? If the answer to both questions was a resounding yes I have just the project for you...DIY contemporary high art kits from IARTISTLONDON.Photobucket

Whether you want to recreate Marc Quinn's Self...and have a bloody head (either yours or a loved one) in your freezer...or spray paint your walls with a Banksy stencil...or even make your own patchwork camping tent a la Tracy Emin's Everyone I have Ever slept with 1963-1995...they have a kit to meet your needs.


My personal favorite...the budget version of Damien Hirst's Love of God...the actual piece...a human skull encrusted with 8,601 diamonds...the DIY version...a life-size plastic skull, 8,601 crystals, glue, a paintbrush, silver paint, and the all-important tweezers. The big question...do I, the woman who could never complete a model airplane kit and once stuck a wing on upside down, have enough patience to attach all those crystals. To be honest, I'm not sure...but I think it would be fun to try...



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