Artist finds inspiration at Wal-Mart
Artist Brendan O'Connell turns the Wal-Mart shopping experience into upmarket culture with his paintings.
Wal-Mart and high-priced art aren't often mentioned in the same sentence. But artist Brendan O'Connell turns the discount shopping experience into upmarket culture. His Wal-Mart Series paintings, which have fetched up to about $40,000, feature the colorful displays, iconic blue-vested employees, and bargain-hunting shoppers at the ubiquitous warehouse store. Interested in how people interact with their environment, O'Connell zoomed in on the grocery store and made Wal-Mart his setting of choice.
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Unless they are driving around on a motorized scooter and weighing in at 400+ lbs, I agree that these are not actual shoppers.
Possibly lost people asking for directions...
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