For her 1992-1993 series, “Signs That Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs That Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say,” the artist Gillian Wearing asked people on the street to write whatever they were thinking on a card and hold it up. Here is a selection of photographs from the series: http://nyr.kr/19o73mW
Photograph by Gillian Wearing, courtesy of Maureen Paley, London.
Barbara Kruger’s never really talked about Supreme, the skate company who’s been ripping off her ideas and prints letter for letter, color for color, for their red-and-white logo, which you have seen, because it is everywhere.
I emailed her casually to ask her about this. And today, she got back to me, and gave a candid statement on the matter of Supreme for the first time, ever, really. By emailing me a blank email, with an attachment. Which you can see above.
New Ice Choir video is channeling both The Cure and Twin Peaks. Love it.