Artist Jeremiah Palecek Gives Thrift Store Art a New Life

By: Matthew Lawrence - Published: Sep 27, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: nerdkore and nerdkore
Jeremiah Palecek finds old discarded paintings at thrift stores and rummage sales. He then repaints them, introducing nerdy characters and situations. These paintings are both vintage and contemporary -- kitschy, yet classy at the same time.

The other unique thing about these works is the fact that the artist is reusing paintings which would otherwise be discarded, thus breathing new life into works that would normally go stagnant sitting in a thrift store somewhere.

Implications - With so many modern designs coming out, consumers are looking for ways to revert back to simpler times. Products that offer a subtler aesthetic appeal to those who want to maintain a classic lifestyle. Companies could develop more items like this to answer the demand.