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The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

David Brancaccio Jul 16, 2013
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Meet Brendan O’Connell, Walmart artist — or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O’Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.

“I was really struck by the art of the everday,” O’Connell says. “It’s a commentary on this time and that consumerism is what we do on a daily basis. I’ve also been struck by our fetishistic relationship to brands — people call me and say do you have a painting of Jif or Life cereal.”

To hear more from Brendan O’Connell about his artwork and inspirations, click on the audio player above.

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