“Interview with ‘hotel art’ painter John Cerasulo”


Atlas Obscura looks at the world of the paintings made for display in hotel rooms and interview artist John Cerasulo. “’Dogs are huge, dogs wearing clothes always,’ Cerasulo says. Armed with the knowledge that people want to buy paintings of pups in sweaters, Cerasulo recently painted the ‘handsome boy’ shown above. He then scanned the painting, and sent it to a colleague who oversees a printing facility in China. There, the digital file was printed on canvas, and hand-accented with a translucent acrylic glaze to make the reproduction appear more like a painting than a print. Finally, the finished product was delivered to a showroom owner, who sells his work to businesses in need of art.”


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