Charlie don’t live here anymore. Acrylic on board. 85x60cm.
I put a work out in the city on Friday in Westwood Place Melbourne, off Collins Street behind the Melbourne club.
I normally place a note next to the artwork saying 'For You' which grabs people's attention. This time I thought I wouldn't make it so easy, instead stuck the note behind the work and lent it against the wall then found myself a vantage point across the road where I could stand and watch through a carpark, to see if anyone took the painting while I was watching.
It gives me a thrill if I'm there to witness someone taking it.
The note I left with it said 'this is art that has escaped the gallery', she headed in the general direction of Melbourne's main gallery the NGV and I thought that she may have taken the note quite literally, intending to return my painting to it's rightful home. Feeling like a bit of a stalker I followed from a distance until she turned into a deadend laneway a few blocks down that had another laneway branching off it.
Where was she going? Is this where she lives? Who knows?
Many people have commented how well she was dressed for a bag lady which makes her even more intriguing. Who is our mysterious art lover? Anyone know who she is or anything about her?
I hope she's enjoying her new acquisition.