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    1000 Coats of Paint: Book

    1990-1991
    Latex paint, glass and brass plaque
    2 1/2 x 12 x 13 in.
    1999.015.03
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    1000 Coats of Paint: Book, 1990-1991
    The Art Guys
    Latex paint, glass and brass plaque
    2 1/2 x 12 x 13 in.
    Gift of Kristie Graham 1999.015.03

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    The Art Guys used a book as the base and applied one thousand coats of paint utilizing a rainbow of colors that ended with a final coat of gray. 1000 Coats of Paint transgresses the art historical canon and encourages the viewer to look at paint and sculpture from a new and unexpected perspective. In the Art Guys’ hands, paint becomes an odd and alternative form of sculpture through their prankish curiosity to find out what a thousand coats of paint would actually look like.

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