Over the next year, artworks from my Be a Proud Owner series will be installed in 1200 outdoor locations, each installation resulting in a new photograph. . .
As part of the collaborative Be a Proud Owner project, 40 individuals are installing artworks that contain a photograph of a sign or billboard (or the structure where a sign once existed) as well as an accompanying text. The language of the texts is modeled on real estate ads from the 1970s and describes why a particular sign/location is desirable and offers it for sale/rent. This work has never been shown or circulated since it was made in 1976.
In keeping with the strategies I utilized at the time, these works are being installed in non-traditional locations in an attempt to make the work available to an audience that might not regularly visit museums and galleries.
Twenty-five different artworks from 1976 will be installed and a photograph of each installation produced. These photographs are being uploaded to the website approximately every two weeks.
Collaborators: Andrew Uchin, Ann Stoddard, Bia Gayotto, Bob Gunderman, Brad Killam, Brian Emery, Brusce Saunders, Chris Berens, Don Singer, Doug Henry, Elena Thomas, Ellen Birrell, Emily Lancot, Eve Luckring, Hilja Keading, Jackson Beall, Jacob Wissinger, Jeff Beall, Jerry Wellman, Joan Perlman, Joey Kötting, Julie Shafer, Katy Crowe, Kaz Okada, Kris Paulsen, Lane Relyea, Laura Bryant, Lynn Bryant Appleget, Lynne Berman, Mark Berens, Mary Addison Hackett, Naomi Hume, Peg Berens, Ry Wharton, Sarah Berens, Theresa Berens, Todd Forsgren, Wyatt Beall.