Art abandonment is the reverse of stealing.

The object is to leave an artistic creation of value, and photograph it without being detected. Some artists lurk nearby to see what happens. I abandon and move on.

On our recent journey to Paris, France we took the opportunity to have some Art Abandonment fun.  The first piece was left at the Holiday Inn near the Nashville Tennessee airport.


Several were left at various places in the Nashville airport.  This one was abandoned near our gate at Chicago O’Hare while waiting to board our plane to Paris.


In Paris we enjoyed coffee at le Parisien on the Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth in the 3rd arrondissement, and

Le Parisien

left a little something behind.


Another was left on a back wall of the Musée des Arts et Métiers along Rue de Vertbois.


This has become an international movement, so stay aware of your surroundings, you never know what you’ll find.

If you have found art somewhere in the world and would like to tell about it, you are welcome to leave a comment here.  If you are an artist who would like to participate in the movement please join us on facebook.