The Nervous Billboard

Yesterday, my friend the artist Karen Azoulay alerted me to this:

It’s a billboard made by David Shrigley, a British artist best known for his strange, jarring, and uncomfortably funny cartoons. “It hovers above a parking garage in Chelsea,” Karen write, “and is best viewed from the High Line.” In fact, the piece is the third contribution in a year-and-a-half-year-old project called High Line Billboard, and will be on view for only a few more days.

According to Friends of the High Line, Shrigley’s work “stand[s] as a reminder of our fears, insecurities, and paranoia, which are so familiar to our contemporary society.” I’m not sure we require such a reminder, but check the billboard out anyway. It’s like having your brain tapped and its contents put on display.

2 Responses to The Nervous Billboard

  1. Nikolai says:

    Thank you for this! … I had to read it again and again today :-)

  2. so true! wrote an article in a similar vein, providing real answers to everyday pleasantries: http://jilliankermani.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/top-five-best-responses-to-how-are-you/
    i write a lot about dealing with my own anxiety through the use of humor and after reading your book it seems as though i am in good company.

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