Posts By: Todd Fendos

Church Pew Turns Into Yellow Submarine

I recently was commissioned by a Beatles collector to pay homage to the Beatles Yellow Submarine out of a bench. “What!?!?” That’s what my wife said when I told her about the order. She thought I was crazy for taking on the challenge but I have to say I could envision it from the start… Read more »

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Renoir’s By the Seashore upcycled chair painted by Artist Todd Fendos

This upcycled painted chair pays tribute to Renoir’s “By the Seashore” Impressionist painting. By the Seashore is was completed in 1883 and now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Renoir made a trip to Italy in 1881-82 and was very influenced by Renaissance art. After this trip, he began to explore a new manner of painting, different from impressionism. He… Read more »

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Upcycled chair by artist Todd Fendos Pays Homage to Jimi Hendrix

Although Jimi Hendrix’ mainstream career only spanned really four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of… Read more »

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Upcycled Chair Pays Tribute to Musician Neil Young

I love getting special requests and as a huge music fan, I had a great time this past Christmas season creating this upcycled chair depicting musician Neil Young playing his famous electric guitar. While most people know Neil Young for his 1989 single “Rockin’ in a Free World” and tons of other hits, not everyone… Read more »

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Fendos chairs are now featured in Hoypoloi Galleries

As many of you know, CHIARoScURO, the gallery I was in on Michigan Avenue in Chicago for 14 years closed this June. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to find the right gallery in greater Chicago which would feature my work. I’m excited to tell you that as of September 27,  my chairs are now in… Read more »

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