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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Slumming It

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Outings Project

Outings Project

I’ve just stumbled upon an ephemeral street art project that I am loving, and it’s something to which we can all contribute. It’s called The Outings Project, and the process is simple. You go to a museum, take a picture of a lesser-known or anonymous portrait in a frame, then print it out large, cut out just the figure, and using paper paste, stick it in an unlikely spot on the street. Then you take pictures of your relocated portrait and send them to the project for inclusion on their site. They’ll even help with the printing of the images if you like.

Creator Julien de Casabianca refers to the process as setting the portraits free. He sees it as a way to get forgotten artists and unloved subjects out into the world, and also a way to bring art to people who wouldn’t normally seek it out in museums and galleries. I think it’s wonderful, and I can’t wait to try it!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

30 thoughts on “Slumming It

  1. What a unique concept, sure beats graffiti.

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  2. What a neat idea. And the images seen were so captivating.bthey certainly would have caused me to stop and wonder who they were and how they got there

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  3. LOVE this idea. Seeing these wonderful works of art in gritty street locations is so refreshing and genius! – Karen

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  4. Love this idea. Guess it’s time to visit the local museum.

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  5. Now those are quite beautiful. I wish I was there to feel the stony textures myself.

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  6. This is wonderful!

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  7. If only all the graffiti in Los Angeles looked like these paintings, we wouldn’t have to spend millions of dollars to remove it and spend the money to help the needy.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Such a simple and effective thing to do.
    A great post to read in the middle of the night in the ICU.
    Thank you

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  9. I’m sure there is some sort of intellectual property breach at play here but I love the public and participatory art concept at play here!

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  10. Fantastic! I think the first portrait is stunning.

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  11. What a truly beautiful idea!

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  12. This is a fabulous idea! Love it!

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