i’m jealous of kaarina kaikkonen

I love searching through thrift shops, trying to find that perfect little jacket, or a cute vintage top… but it never would have occurred to me to find hundreds of them to hang as public space art installations! Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen, however, has done this repeatedly all over the world. I was lucky enough to see some of her work in person, and it was magical… but don’t worry, I didn’t take any of the clothes, regardless of how perfect/cute they might have been!

comments (11)

  1. Color Collective /// 10.19.2010 /// 7:50am

    this is SO COOL! how neat that you got to see her work in person!!

  2. the jealous curator /// 10.19.2010 /// 8:34am

    yeah, it was amazing! especially because i found it by accident… turning a corner to see that, when you don’t expect it, is quite something!

  3. Jacqui /// 10.19.2010 /// 9:43am

    Thanks for showing this work! Wish I could see it in person.

  4. Ninotchka /// 10.19.2010 /// 4:41pm

    ohhhhh, fantastic. Wow. This stirred something in me. Just fabulous. Thanks for posting!

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  7. Kim Smith /// 12.07.2010 /// 10:00pm

    Talented people never cease to amaze me. And Kaarina simply AMAZES me. Very cool. I hope to see her work some day. Thanks for sharing.

  8. the jealous curator /// 12.07.2010 /// 10:38pm

    i couldn’t agree more! and yes, i hope you get to see it in person… the photos don’t do it justice!

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