Super 8 Hosts Tacky Hotel Art Show

Super 8 Hosts Tacky Hotel Art Show

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Tara Bellucci
May 7, 2016
(Image credit: Super 8)

Budget hotels aren't exactly cutting edge when it comes to art. In fact, the generic, inoffensive framed prints hanging over the bed are often barely worth noting. But with Super 8 hotels undergoing redesigns, they collected 100 pieces formerly found in rooms and held a show.

The show was held this week in New York, and all of the works were given away. The pieces included depictions of deer on the edge of a snowy stream, pastel trees at a still lake, and a pink wash of lilies and daisies in a basket. There isn't much information as to where the pieces originally came from, since all Super 8s have been franchise owned since the company started in 1974.

(Image credit: Super 8)

What's replacing the pieces? In over half of Super 8 locations in the US, the new rooms feature a combination of headboard and large-scale, black and white photographic prints.

Super 8 isn't the only budget chain getting a makeover; Motel 6 has been redecorating in a minimal, colorful style.

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