Thursday, July 09, 2015

Window shopping

What are the chances? Walking down Wilshire Boulevard the day before we leave LA, we look into an empty shop front. Making the usual comment about what a great art space it would make we then do a double take. It’s like Hopkinson Mossman has been transplanted in LA. On the far right hand corner is a sink with a very familiar splash of paint behind it. Turns out we have fluked on the site that Fiona Connor used to replicate one of the key pieces in her last HopMoss exhibition Can do academy.  Ok FC lives in the neighborhood, but still.

Images: top, Wilshire Blvd and the empty shop front. Bottom left, the ‘original’ sink and right, Connor’s version Can do academy #3 now in Te Papa’s collection