Wedding Gift Idea: Intimate Art Kit

This has been around for a few years, but the unique product launching site The Grommet just re-featured it in a recent newsletter: The Love Is Art Kit — a way for couples to make abstract art with their naked bodies while they get it on. Jeremy Brown, the South African-born artist who’s created the kit, has been making paintings while doing the dirty for over a decade — he nicked got the idea from French artist Yves Klein who used to have human models covered in paint roll around on his canvases back in the 1960s. When a friend of Brown’s asked him how she could make one for her husband, he came up with the kit.

Sure, it’s a bit corny, but a frame can elevate anything. Plus, don’t you think it could be worth it simply for the fun you’d have coming up with titles: The Moana Lisa, The Persistence of Mammaries, The Birth of Penis, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Juggs, Whistler’s Mother Fucker, Nudes Sitting on a Canvas, Girl with a Pearl Necklace, Dog Playing Poke-Her…we could go on and on.

For $60 (and up), the kit includes:

  • 8′ x 12′ plastic tarp to protect surfaces from paint splashes
  • 3.5′ x 4.5′ specially treated cotton canvas
  • 4 oz bottle of specially formulated all natural, organic, non-toxic, washable paint
  • Two pairs of disposable slippers to get you from the canvas to the shower
  • Soft mesh body scrubber

Here are the instructions:

  • Roll the plastic sheet out onto the floor.
  • Place the specially treated canvas on top of the plastic sheet.
  • Pour the 4oz of specially formulated paint onto the canvas, and then use your bodies to move the paint around and across the canvas to a unique abstract image.
  • Throw the disposable slippers on and walk to the shower or bath to wash each other.
  • After your one of a kind abstract painting has dried, simply take the canvas to your local art store and have it stretched onto a frame.

You could call yourself Passion Pollock for a day!