Send us your thoughts, a small drawing, Polaroid, or photograph of how you might interpret Buy Art. Not Underwear.and we will start posting them in the gallery.

Buy Art. Not Underwear.
The artists at Ice Cube Gallery, a brand new artists cooperative in Denver, Colorado invite you to comment on the commercial aspect of artmaking.

What are the things that bind us together as artists? We disagree on everything. Aesthetics, color, line, value. What is art? What isn’t art? What is good bad ugly? One thing that united this group of artists as we started this cooperative, Ice Cube Gallery, was our desire to make it financially feasible to have this place to create, push, put out installations that get us out of our normal comfort zones.

Oscar Wilde said that when bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money. Perhaps this may be true for the fact that most artists are always thinking about how to make the money to pay for the space and materials to make the art.

Andy Warhol said that:

Making money is art
and working is art
and good business
is the best art.

I am not really sure that this is true but, he definitely reflected modern and contemporary reality. It seems as though the only way to make art that gets noticed is to play by the rules of the market.

As we were gearing up for our first group show we noticed this little tidbit in the New York Times that says- According to some economists, rising underwear sales are an indicator of easing recession.

A few of us working on getting the cooperative off the ground started to imagine ourselves in a new piece of art instead of new underwear. Some people want to Photoshop their head onto someone else’s body while holding up their art. Kathy Knaus and I started to think about creating art with our body parts that might wear underwear.

Send us a small drawing, Polaroid, or photograph of how you might interpret Buy Art. Not Underwear. -and we will start posting them in the gallery. No Deadline. We will keep posting them in the gallery as they come in.

Okay- Mail art tries to circumvent the whole commercial aspect but, as usual mail art is now part of the gallery experiece.

Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
c/ o Theresa A Anderson

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Comment by Theresa A Anderson on November 5, 2009 at 2:55pm
Dear Felipe,
I am going to try to find a way to print this off and post it in the gallery. Thanks- theresa
Comment by FELIPE LAMADRID on November 4, 2009 at 8:47pm
Nota .nueva contestación
</ p> Todo artista crean. Aunque en la Creación sea elementos insólitos, ahí está la clave de la creación Lo que sucede, es que muchos artistas o que PRETENDEN SERLO
quieren TOMARNOS EL PELO ,
NO LA CREACION propiamente dicha, todo se convierte en basura , basura , que Crean.
Entendamos como estas basuras, basuras, BASURAS de tirar a las papeleras

Algunos que creerán que es arte,
Pero en este caso estoy creando un instalación
INSTALACIÓN BASURA DE FELIPE LAMADRID .
ESTOS SÍ QUE ES ARTE

INSTALACIÓN BASURA ORIGINAL DE FELIPE LAMADRID
SALUDOS.
Note. New reply
</ P> Every artist creates. Although Creation is unlikely elements, that is the key to the creation What happens is that many artists or pretender
want to pull our legs,
Not the creation itself, everything becomes garbage, trash, they create.
Understand how are you garbage, trash, trash bins to throw

Some will believe it is art,
But here I am creating an installation
INSTALLATION OF PHILIP LAMADRID GARBAGE.
YES THESE IS ART

ORIGINAL LITTER INSTALLATION OF PHILIP LAMADRID
Comment by FELIPE LAMADRID on November 4, 2009 at 6:32pm

</ p> Todo artista crea, Aunque Creación elementos mar esta insolitos, ahí está la clave de la creacion lo que sucede es que muchos artistas o que quieren serlo Pretende tomarnos el pelo, no Dicha con LA CREACION propiamente, sino con la basura que Crean. entendamos como esta basura basura de tirarlas a la papelera, Algunos quwe creaaran es instalacion de las Naciones Unidas Como creador creo en este instante MI INSTALACIÓN BASURA FELIPE LAMADRID

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