Ladies on Latex: Customized Pin-Up Girls on Dishwashing Gloves

What a fantastic canvas (emphasis on the “fantasy”). Nicole Steen of Canada’s Tart Gallery has been painting pin-up girls on latex dishwashing gloves since at least 2006.

Yellow, pink, blue, green, red, black, white, orange, hot pink, baby blue, the elusive mint green and the very rare purple dishwashing gloves are my canvases. No longer just a symbol of the drudgery of domestic work, these rubber gloves called Dirty Dishes are hand-painted with saucy ladies of playful adventure NOT relegated to the kitchen sink.

The girlie gloves are painted with acrylics and made custom or in series like “7 Sins,” (above) “Dirty Diner Dishes,” and “Ladies of Burlesque”. Each popject is sold for $50-$75 a pair under glass. I love the (long gone) Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! gloves!