Artist Pleas: “PLEASE NEW MUSEUM SHOW MY WORK” via James Kalm (video)


From the tireless Loren Munk comes this video he has only posted on Facebook:

A banner stating “Please New Museum Show My Work” was hanging from the buildings facade at the press preview for Younger than Jesus. It was soon removed, but across the street a painting with the same plea was seen on the ground. Was this a successful scam?

He adds:

Laura Hoptman curator at the New replied: “Fair enough. We enjoyed seeing the banner and were flattered that someone wanted to communicate with us in that way. We don’t feel punked at all.” The question is, was it effective? I guess time will tell…