Wednesday, March 17, 2010


 Brilliant recycling of old cigarette machines!  Art-O-Mat originated in Winston-Salem, NC (where else?) as a performance art piece intent on repackaging art to make it part of our daily lives.  Anyone can be an art collector with art-0-mat...put in $5 dollars, and out pops an original painting/drawing/photo book/collage the size of a cigarette pack.  Over 400 artists now contribute art to the 82 machines placed in various locations around the U.S.

I love the variety of funky old machines they've used:

And a little sample of some of the work...
If you are in Seattle, there is one at Venue in Ballard. 

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