Wants For Sale / Needs For Sale

Imagine painting something you wanted like a piece of pizza or a gold watch and then all the sudden that painting becomes real, and you get exactly what you painted.

That would be AMAZING.

I guess the only thing that would be more amazing is if it really happened. Well enter artists Christine & Justin Gignac, who started a project called Wants For Sale:

WANTS FOR SALE

Wants For Sale was started in July 2007 by Christine & Justin Gignac. All of the paintings on Wants For Sale are the price of the actual item shown in the painting, whether that’s “A Slice of Pepperoni Pizza” for $3.00 or “A Gold Watch” for $287.19. After each painting is sold, the original wanted item is purchased and photographed for this very website you are on right now.

Prices of paintings can range anywhere from $0 to $1,000,000 and may be of general wants or part of a series like “A Vegas Vacation” or “As Seen On TV.”

After working on this project for a couple months they realized something they both really wanted was the ability to help others, with that in mind they created Needs For Sale:

NEEDS FOR SALE

Needs for Sale was started in November 2007 as a way to inspire others to help charities with the incentive of art.

Each painting represents a need that we would like to fill. From toys for kids at Christmas, to food for the hungry, to building supplies for people who have lost their homes.

100% of each sale will be donated to charity. So whether you want some good karma for your walls, or just like the picture we painted, it all helps make a difference.

Visit Wants For Sale and Needs For Sale here

 

Aw Wei Wei Charity Tees

Des Artists paired up with controversial artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who designed Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” Olympic Stadium, for a small collection of tees silkscreened with his work.  Sales from each tee go to support Doctors Without Borders, which brings emergency aid to people injured during armed conflict and natural disasters.

[Source: Urban Outfitters]

Beautiful Trouble – A Toolbox for Revolution

From the people who brought you The Yes Men and Billionaires for Bush…

Beautiful Trouble  (assembled by Andrew Boyd) is a book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers.

As Sandra Cuff puts it’s an encyclopedia for cretive activism.

In the form of both a book and a website Beautiful Trouble has everything you need to help create a more beautiful, more just, and more liveable world.

Begin making some Beautiful Trouble Here.

Can an art book change your life???

Can an art book change your life? Donny Miller says it can, and after reading his book I can second that. Beautiful People with Beautiful Feelings is that book and if you’ve never heard of it and don’t own it. Get it now! Seriously.

 

For more on our favorite artist Donny Miller do yourself a favor and visit his website HERE

Buy Beautiful People with Beautiful Feelings HERE