Beer In Art #84: Ali Spagnola’s Free Beer Paintings

Today’s works of art are by Ali Spagnolia, who’s taking a whole new approach to getting her art out and into the public’s hands. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon with a degree in fine art, Spagnola paints a new one-square foot work of art every day. As she puts it, “I want to make art but I don’t want to store it. I would be thrilled for the world to have it. Plus conceptually, it helps me execute the objectives and beliefs I have asserted in my artist statement quite well.” In other words, she’ll do a custom painting for you free of charge, and even ship it to you, free of charge, not that she doesn’t encourage or appreciate donations. By my reckoning, she’s done five beer-themed paints so far, though I’ll be asking her for a sixth.

The first Beer painting, her ninth work in the series at that point.

Here’s one of a beer can.

A second round of beer.

A beer bottle.

A third mug of beer, which looks to be her most popular design.

To see more of Spagnola’s work, check out her blog, Ali’s Art Adventure. You can also see all of the other daily paintings, all 1620 of them, so far, along with many other artworks at her portfolio. There’s also a store where you can buy things, such as her CD or DVD of 60 one-minute drinking songs.


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