Los Angeles-based artist Barbara Kruger opened her Performa art installation with a bang yesterday (November 2, 2017), creating an installation at Manhattan’s Lower East Side skate park and also adding her phrase-based art to the roof of a city school bus.
Her performance also included her first-ever live event, “Untitled (The Drop),” which essentially was a merchandise shop at Performa 17′ Hub, located at 427 Broadway in Manhattan.
Given Kruger’s art inspired the Supreme logo, it was amusing to see Kruger take a page out of Supreme’s book with a skateboard-related installation. And just like Supreme, the line for Kruger’s merch were long with purchases limited to two items. Merchandise include a t-shirt ($45), hoodie ($75), beanie ($40), patches ($15), Metrocard ($5.50), skateboard deck ($65) that reads “don’t be a jerk.”
The shop will open twice more on November 9th and 16th. Visit performa-arts.org to purchase tickets.
The event was sponsored by Volcom, who tapped sponsored skateboarder Steve Rodriguez to work with Kruger to build the installation. Check out the video below.