Vanessa Beecroft’s carbon copy (a plaster cube that tapers to a breast and nipple) is derived from Kanye West’s flight by private jet from Paris Fashion Week to New York for his 2009 performance in ”VB64.”
In the punk scene that would have never been possible. The police were pigs, an instrument of The Man, the thing you were supposed to hate. But with us there was an open invitation to party, and anyone could join. … There was a feeling that nobody could stop us.
“I like that I know where everything in here was made,” says Mumma, 32, a native of Virginia who has been in Nashville for 14 years. By displaying the work of the independent artists and craftsmen he admires, “they get to practice their craft and I get to give them exposure. A ton of people ask me where the things in here were made, and I’m always able to tell them.”
In fact, the 1972 map was ahead of its time. As a vindicated Vignelli told me, the map was “created in B.C. (before computer) for the A.C. (after computer) era.” He’s right again. His original, economical format is perfect for Web accessibility.
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