With our Good Bikes spread throughout the city, cleaning them up responsibly with little support from the City seemed a daunting task. That is, until Brian Platten came along. After reading Ben Spurr’s latest article on the Good Bikes in NOW Magazine, Brian called us at the Gallery to offer us his U-haul, his tools and his weekend. We drove all around Toronto retrieving our bikes: Some...
C'EST NE PAS UNE "ART BIKE!"
Dear Vandal —- Don’t you realize that by writing “NOT ART” on our bikes, you’ve turned them into Duchampian objects? Love it! Thanks. —- Love, The Good Girls
This faux Good Bike was spotted on Queen Street East. While, this baby Copy-Cat Bike was found in Grange Park!
After reading an incorrect, frustrating article about our GOOD BIKES and absorbing some nasty emails from critics, Vanessa and I found this recording in our email inbox. We gave it a listen and were so touched that we just about cried. The recording is by Sam (age 7), Maeve (age 5) and their mom Alison, who have recently joined The Public Art Project, a collaborative project...
GOOD BIKE / SPRAY PAINTING MIX
Mix by Dave. Cover by Caroline.
279 Augusta Avenue ————-Model Citizen has been promoting and supporting local fashion designers and artists long before it was trendy. Not only does the clothing store sell the work of local designers, but the store’s collection of clothes and accessories are carefully chosen, uber stylish and always pushing the boundaries of current fashion trends. Although Model Citizen...
Hi Caroline and Vanessa, My kids (Sam, 7 and Maeve, 5) and I happily play and learn together at home and out and about in the city. One of the initiatives we’ve recently joined is the Public Art Project, a collaborative project by iEARN-Pangea (http://publicart.iearn.cat/p/info.html) When I asked the kids if they had any ideas about which piece of public art they’d like to learn more...
C80 BPNICHOL LANE ——— Coach House Books was a hub of art activity in the late 60s and early 70s as conceptualism began to take hold and artists’ books and multiples became important pieces of the visual art puzzle. But it also served a completely practical purpose, as a generous provider of discounted flyers and posters for art shows for such budding Canadian art giants as...
401 RICHMOND ST W ——- In another life, 401 Richmond isn’t there, cratered, like so many other sturdy industrial buildings near the Queen and Spadina hub, to make way for newer, shinier, more commercially viable projects (and yes, I mean condos.) Such would have been its fate had the Zeidler family not stepped in in 1994 with a vision: Keep the building, and keep the arts in the...