The final #43 piece of 2016, a piece of work in 43 parts. 43 paintings, leaves, golden ones this time, 43 leaves (although some say they see other things), 43 parts of a piece of work left hanging on walls on the streets (mostly London’s walls and streets) and all before 2016 finally comes to an end…
#43 – A piece of work in 43 parts. 43 paintings hung out on the streets for people to take should they wish to. 43 paintings on things found on the street – pieces of wood, discarded canvases – the things we no longer want. Unwanted things reused and put back as 43 pieces of art, 43 paintings hung out (never dropped, always carefully hung), 43 pieces hung out on walls to be taken.
Once again the paintings will be marked on the back with the #43ArtDrop hashtag so that the finders can interact and others can follow the progress of the piece throughout the rest of December. The hashtag and social media interaction has been an important part of these #43 pieces throughout the year (as it was with 2015’s #365ArtDrops piece). Finders are encouraged to post photos on social media of themselves with their found part of the piece and to tell us where the 43 parts of the piece have ended up….
The first of the 43 parts will be hung out on a wall somewhere near BSMT Space gallery (Dalston, London N16) to coincide with the opening of the Gold show at that fine basement gallery on Thursday December 15th. The final part will be hung out on New Year’s Eve.
The 43 parts of the piece will mostly be “dropped” around the streets of London, there is a good chance one or two might appear slightly further afield during the last two weeks of 2016.