Bed Art – Proof Anything Can Be Art

Living in New York has proven that anything is not only possible, but probable. I mean I’ve seen it all! Today’s blog post is about some of the crazy art works that people have came up with using one of the most common pieces of household furniture: The Bed.

You can take any bed you can find and turn it into art and sell it for millions of dollars. Well, maybe you can’t, but it has been done. If you were clever, you’d perhaps create the art by purchasing a portable bed… you know, a folding, rollaway guest bed. These portable roll away beds are perfect because it would be easy to move your art piece to another gallery!

Now why do I bring this up? Because there is a lot of artwork out there that has a bed in it. Bunk beds, trundle beds, rollaway beds, rolling beds…. you get the idea. But one messy bed sold for millions of dollars! Wouldn’t you want to take your messy bed and sell it to some collector for a cool million dollars? I know I would!

my bedSo what is this bed? It’s Tracey Emin’s “My Bed” that sold for about 3.7 million dollars. Now, why someone wants some one else’s dirty old bed is beyond me, but that is what it sold for.

Let’s take a look at some other art that uses a bed as the main theme and see if we could spend our money better!

german bedNadja Haefeli, Germanic Funeral 2, 2007, oil on canvas

Really it’s Sleeping Beauty with a fuzzy background. Not earth shattering, but better than than “My Bed”.

For a more surreal kind of art piece, one needs to look no further than Urs Fischer’s untitled (Soft Bed). It takes a page from the great surrealist Salvador D’ali melting clock, and applies it to the bed shown. Now that is easily better than some dirty bed!

soft bed

There is literally dozens of popular art that has been created with the bed as the main theme. So, why settle for a dirty, unkempt bed? Especially since it is literally a messy bed! A painting or something would be much better.

Unless you are filthy rich. Then you can buy my bed, and I’ll even mess it up first.