Artist Francisco Palomares stands in front of his converted fruit cart as pedestrians walk past on Traction Avenue in the Arts District, Los Angeles, the US. Photo: TNS
Artist Francisco Palomares stands in front of his converted fruit cart as pedestrians walk past on Traction Avenue in the Arts District, Los Angeles, the US. Photo: TNS
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Why’s he selling US$39.99 still lifes from a Los Angeles fruit cart when his paintings go for thousands?

  • Francisco Palomares converted a fruit cart into a mobile gallery/studio with the main aim of disrupting the customary distance between art maker and art buyer
  • On the streets of Los Angeles every 30 minutes, he completes and sells an affordable oil painting in an act that doubles as performance art

Artist Francisco Palomares stands in front of his converted fruit cart as pedestrians walk past on Traction Avenue in the Arts District, Los Angeles, the US. Photo: TNS
Artist Francisco Palomares stands in front of his converted fruit cart as pedestrians walk past on Traction Avenue in the Arts District, Los Angeles, the US. Photo: TNS
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