The Next Andy Warhol is a Website
Most successful artists perform commissions or custom artworks for pay.
The Roman Colosseum was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in AD 72. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper was commissioned in 1495 for the monastery church of Santa Maria della Grazia. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1632 to house the tomb of his wife. The Andy Warhol painting below was commissioned but never purchased by POTUS in 1981.
Software Eating Art Commissions
Thousands of customers are commissioning Your Own Maps to help them create works of art. The internet’s response to the site made me wonder where future art will come from.
The world we live in often inspires art. We spend more time in digital worlds where we find beauty in maps, games, tweets, searches, wikis, texts and more. How is physical art creation and consumption influenced by our new digital worlds?
Onehundredforty: Turn tweets into design prints.
Retro Patents: Vintage technology, design and game patent art.
Luster: Instagram hashtag generated mosaics.
What do art commissions look like when drone companies add prisma-esque features, when parents want 3D printed screenshots of your video game goal or when graffiti artists tag every single structure in VR/AR? How will these experiences influence future art? And will they be created by people or robots?
Regardless, I’m looking forward to hanging it on my walls.