It’s Electric [boogie woogie woogie]

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Dan Flavin
Untitled, 1964 – Dan Flavin

With all the talk of BarneysElectric Holiday campaign I’ve embraced this holiday season as being one with a contemporary edge. Between walking the streets in Chicago and New York I’ve been seeing the retailer’s glowing black shopping bags and modern Disney caricatures everywhere – bravo to the person who decided to put Minnie Mouse on a Paris runway in Lanvin and Mickey in Balenciaga.

Tis’ the season to opt out of tradition and forget the conventional tree and light up lawn decorations. Instead, use fluorescent light fixtures to spread electric holiday cheer. Embrace the urge to be innovative and look towards artists like Dan Flavin and Anselm Reyel who utilize fluorescent light as a medium in their work. Here are a few others who I am looking towards for inspiration in my quest to fashion a Christmas tree out of glow sticks and a light bulb wreath.

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - James Turrell
Work by James Turrell

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Tracy Emin
Work by Tracey Emin

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Bruce Nauman
Work by Bruce Nauman

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Ivan Navarro
Work by Ivan Navarro

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Anselm Reyle
Work by Anselm Reyle

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Banks Violette
Work by Banks Violette

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Jenny Holzer
Work by Jenny Holzer

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Francois Morellet
Work by Francois Morellet

It's Electric [Boogie Woogie Woogie] - Martin Creed
Work by Martin Creed

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