With the window for trick-or-treating rapidly approaching, we thought we’d help out any procrastinators looking for a costume. And since our gallery guards and Visitor Service Associates spend a lot of time getting to know the works on view, we asked a few of them what artwork from the collection they would want to make into a costume. Their inspirations, which are shown in the video, varied wildly; each selection is also listed below. To find your own art-inspired costume, view our entire collection online.
Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986
"It's one of the most interesting works in the exhibition."
What you’ll need:
Silver spray paint
Lay garbage bags and rabbit ears on newspapers in a well-ventilated space
Spray paint garbage bags and ears
Tie garbage bags around arms, legs, and body
Inflate; good ‘ol oxygen from those healthy lungs should do
Put on ears
What you'll need:
Blue and red paint
Bottle caps glasses
Make a plastic box to use as frame around your face
Paint your nose blue and your lips bright red
Make/buy bottle-cap glasses
Use the cardboard to make a "Blow Me" sign—a hint at Calder's desire for his sculptures to move
Lifeboat Water Falls
Conceived as a half-and-half costume, Lifeboat Water Falls combines the net form of the Neto with the lifeboat—two water-themed artworks.
—MISTEAD, VISITOR SERVICES