As a post by Caryn at Art.Blogging.LA reminded me, we created a bumpersticker years ago to give away in conjunction with the exhibition Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s. I don’t really know how it came to be or if we came up with the idea first, so I asked Scott Winter in our membership department who was there from the start:
I believe it came out of a conversation with John Capecci, when he worked in Development. We were looking for a gimmick for the Walker After Hours event that recognized the conceptual art exhibition we had opened in Gallery A. Somewhere between the 2 of us, it evolved. We then went on to think up some more, but we never pursued producing them.
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If you can read this, you’re Chuck Close
My Other Car is a REAL Work of Art
Scott adds that the only way we could get the OK from our Registration department–the people charged with peeling them off of art they’d inevitably end up plastered on–was to make them removable: