ALTERED ROAD SIGNS BY CLET ABRAHAM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Clet Abraham is a French painter and sculptor who has been changing signs in Florence, New York City and Osaka in Japan. He places specially designed stickers on his street canvases so as to make them amusing and provocative, but not distract from their original purpose

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“The omnipresence of street signs, other than being a sign of the culture of “anti-responsibility”, can verge on the absurd. The message is very poor (sometimes I feel like I’m being treated like an idiot by them) and yet they have a highly invasive aesthetic. As a professional in the world of visual space, I feel called to intervene, both to notify the public of the absurdity of the situation, and to propose a constructive and respectful alternative….The final objective? That traffic keeps flowing without us feeling spoken down to!” Clet Abraham

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘bed-in’ sign going to auction

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How could this only fetch £100,000 at a Christie’s auction? Don’t you think that something as big as the John Lennon/Yoko One bed-in sign for peace that happened in Montreal would go for a bit more? This is Lennon we are talking about. He is probably the most famous person to ever be British, too.

According to the Guardian, “The sign (felt-tip pen on foam board), reading Bed Peace, is expected to fetch up to £100,000 at auction.

Lennon and Ono’s seven-day “bed-in for peace” was held in 1969 at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.

It was hung above their bed alongside a second sign reading Hair Peace. At the end of the event, it was taken by a member of a film crew, who passed it on to a colleague.”

From The Citrus Report

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Out of Business: Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Fabricator, Carlson x Co

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“Another sign of the times showing that the economy continues to wreak havoc with the art world,” reports M.I.S.S, “art Fabricator Carlson and Co. perhaps best known for manufacturing Jeff Koons’s larger-than-life, gleaming Balloon Dog sculptures [see our coverage of that Metropolitan show here ] is going out of business.”

 

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