This work was produced after an invitation from 500 Capp Street Foundation in San Francisco, located in the former house of late artist David Ireland. Their proposal was to produce a new work for the garage of the house where David Ireland did some of his emblematic works.
The starting point was the stereotypical image I have of an American garage as the place where families accumulate things. I went through the boxes I keep in my teenage bedroom and found a bunch of The Source magazines that I collected between 1993 and 1998 as well as some Playboy and Penthouse magazines. With them, I made a small architectural platform for mice with a door on the side and stairs that led to another door on a wall at the top.
A drawing illustrates what happens there during the night; another one shows a close-up to the scene at the side door.
The title comes from a text by David Ireland that hangs on one of the walls of the house: I will not use images in my work of cunts, cocks, or other things that might embarrass me, my family or my dealers.
Pencil on paper, magnets and steel fragments.
21.6 x 27.9 cm
Framed drawing. Pencil on paper. Painted wood and epoxy.
46.4 x 30.5 cm
Collage and pile of magazines
22 x 27.5 x 14 cm
Produced by 500 Capp Street Foundation.
San Francisco. CA