Thursday, 3 February 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy and homage to Basquiat's Red Kings

This is the first day of the Chinese New Year.  
Today is the start of the year of the Rabbit.
 Gung Hay Fat Choy!  

Flowering Chinese money plant
We set off fireworks at midnight in our back garden.  I took a video from the balcony of them.

Now, the Chinese believe that red and gold are auspicious colours and they feature largely in their celebrations.

With this in mind, today's 
Homage to Basquiat is Red Kings from 1981
This painting has both red and gold in it!  First let me show you the original....

Basquiat, Red Kings 1981
.....and my homage to this painting

My homage to Basquiat's Red Kings using household objects!



  1. Very cool! And what a great job you did...really fun!

  2. Happy New Year to you both, hope the year of the Rabbit is a really good year.

    Great way to start it, really loud fireworks (apparently to scare off demons and bad spirits of the past) and bright colours. Really happy and cheerful;-)

  3. Fun captures - HaPpY NeW yEaR!!!

  4. Very interesting! That flower is so pretty.

  5. Happy CNY! :) We have not yet taken the kids to watch the CNY fireworks... it get VERY crowded. Maybe when they're older. :)

  6. These are great! I've never seen a money plant before. Very cool. Happy New Year!