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Authors : Main Author: REPOhistory -
Lippard, Lucy - United States 1937
Title: The lower Manhattan sign project : June 27, 1992-June 30, 1993
Digital Record: St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries

2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.

Print source: Lower Manhattan Sign Project
New York, NY, REPOhistory, 1992.
Subject terms:
Artist Keywords:
Sam Fox Keywords: Documentation of place
Sam Fox Keywords: Political / social commentary
Sam Fox Keywords: Site specific / installation
Library Keywords: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Exhibitions
Library Keywords: Historical markers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions
Library Keywords: Public art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions
Library Keywords: Signs and signboards -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions
Notes: Title Description - "In 1992, four organizations-the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and Socrates Sculpture Park-all dedicated to bringing new art to the broadest possible audiences, joined together to create a pilot project to explore ideas of art, history and identity in relationship to the Columbus quincentennial celebrations of 1992." (References: The Lower Manhattan Sign Project, REPROhistroy, 1995). The result of this collaboration was The Lower Manhattan Sign Project. "The project consisted of 39 two-sided, silk-screened signs, 18 by 24 inches, installed on lamp posts at 36 sites throughout lower Manhattan's financial district. The individual signs are linked by two common elements that fill the lower portion of the back side of each side of each sign: one or more questions addressed directly to the viewer concerning his or her relationship to the place, people and events recalled in the sign; and a number corresponding to the sign's location on a map of the overall project. The map suggessts the route for a walking tour running from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, north to Leonard Street, just above City Hall". (References: The Lower Manhattan Sign Project, REPOhistory, 1995.). 29 June 2009 (