i’m jealous of trey speegle


“Take something; do something to it; then do something else to it.” – Jasper Johns

I think I may have just found my new art credo. Ok, American painter Trey Speegle was using it first, but I’m jumping on the band wagon. In this case, the something he’s taken are vintage paint-by-numbers sets, and then what he’s done to it is add words and phrases to add meaning to these usually meaningless images. I’ve shown only 4 of them here, but this collection has over 2500 pieces. Now that’s inspiring.

{Fashion designer Stella McCartney commissioned Trey to do the runway backdrop for the launch of her Spring collection in Paris this past October. I’ve included this amazing piece in my most recent show, Fashion Show.}

comments (2)

  1. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy /// 06.22.2010 /// 11:45am

    I’m right there with you! I just found your blog through sfgirlbybay and I love it!

  2. The Jealous Curator /// 06.22.2010 /// 11:46am

    thank you so much! : )