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Artwork: Bus Benches

T IV 36

Bus Benches

Bus Benches

June 1970

Work in situ

in "Fifty Bus Benches”

One man show

Alternating white and blue vertical striped paper, each stripe 8.7 cm. wide.

Variable dimensions.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Avec le support privé d’Elyse et Stanley Grinstein


In place of the usual publicity covering the backs of benches at bus stops, on around fifty of these - rented for the occasion - the artist affixed, on the front side, paper with white and blue stripes and for half of these, he affixed striped paper also on the back side.

Indication of the places where the work could be seen was sent by an anonymous invitation in the mail and also was in the newspapers: "There are visible, alternate vertical stripes, white and blue from June 15th to July 31th day and night on 50 bus benches".
Certain works remained visible for several months in Hollywood.

Location of the bus stops:
in HOLLYWOOD : Alexandria, Bronson, Curson, Edgemont, Fuller, Harvard, Normandie, Rodney, Sunset ; Vine, Western ;
in LA BREA : Santa Monica ;
in LA CIENEGA : Melrose, Melrose, Santa Monica, Hitworth ;
in SANTA MONICA : Cahuenga, La Brea, Las Palmas, McCadden, Poinsettia ;
in SUNSET: Fairfax, Gardner, Genesee, Horn, Normandie N.E, Normandie S.W, Orange Dr., Sweetzer, Western ;
in WILSHIRE : Beaudry, Bixel, Bonnie Brae, Cloverdale, Figueroa, Harvard, Mansfield, McCarthy Vista, McClellan, Plymouth, San Vincente, Sawtelle, St. Andrews, Union, Valencia, Westholme, Witner, Wilton.


June 15 to July 31 1970, "Fifty Bus Benches"

1982, , Exposition personnelle


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