Sunday, May 01, 2005

Underground artists hired to paint hotel rooms

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The Hotel des Arts in San Francisco's Union Square has been doing something interesting recently - they've been hiring underground artists to custom-paint various rooms in their hotel, which they are then using to lure new hipster customers. Last year's project brought in 16 artists, including David Choe and David DeRosa; this year they're doing another dozen, including commissions from John Fedman and The Vinyl Killers. Hey, I'm always glad to see underground artists get a little work! (Thanks as always to PSFK for pointing this out.)