take me for a spin
A 1970s original spin art piece by Hans Wilhelm Neul Luneberg, stamp signed on the reverse.
I wanted this to be mounted in an antique frame but it had to be right. After months of hunting the frame it sits in was found.
H 57cm / 22.4in
W 44cm / 17.3
D 7cm / 2.7in
The Father of Spin Art, that is, the first known artist to produce, display and promote Spin Art, was Eugene R. Pera. He appeared on US broadcast network TV on the shows "What's My Line" and "I've Got a Secret" in New York City in 1958 and '59 with his "Painting Machine" which utilized a vertical spinning canvas at which he carefully lobbed the contents of small paint cans. The show's hosts, Jack Parr and Hugh Downs, as well as their celebrity guests, were enthralled. Mr. Pera's statement to the art world at the time was effectively, "We are living in the Machine Age. Since machines have taken over so many tasks previously done by the human hand, my Painting Machine enables anyone to make dramatic abstract art."