Art Disposal Service

A variation on the weird-news theme of art mistaken for trash -- art purposefully thrown away as trash. From

In the late '60s, artist John Manno used to park his van in front of chic Los Angeles galleries. It had a large sign on its side that read, “Art Disposal Service.” Manno was there to get rid of unnecessary art. He eventually leased a San Diego franchise of Art Disposal Service to local artist Bob Matheny, who taught in the art department at Southwestern College. Matheny signed a contract, kept the name, and quickly designed a lab coat for himself. For the last 40 years, Matheny, now 84, has tried to get artists, collectors and curators to take their excess art to the dump.

via Esoteric Survey

New York Times - Nov 17, 1968

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 09, 2019
     Category: Art | Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus

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