A Track 16 Sale of Vintage American Readymades
June 15 - July 13, 2002
Opening reception on June 15th, 2002, from 6 to 8 PM, during which the sale will begin.
Gallery hours from Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 - 5:00 PM.
The worlds of art and popular culture seamlessly blend at Track 16 Gallery to provide an audacious creative experience. Where previously the word "collecting" was associated with the preciosity of European "high art," Duchamp's idea of the "readymade" profoundly exploded the definition of what constitutes a "work of art" and fundamentally changed the way in which we "see" the most commonplace items. At Track 16, a vast storehouse of Americana--logoed restaurant china, classic dinnerware from the 1930s to the 1970s, and historic advertising memorabilia, including neon signs--testifies to the American Dream lived large.
The exhibition and sale will include commemorative plates and restaurant china, as well as neon signs that welcomed diners, invited them to sleep, and sold them the fuel they needed to travel. In addition, other items from the gallery's Americana and vintage collection will also be on view, including games, game tables, radios, porcelain signs, advertising neon clocks, and toy trains. Selected publications from Smart Art Press will also be available for purchase.