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Artwork Info

Artwork title
Cars and Owners
Artist names
Chip Lord and Doug MichelsChip LordDoug MichelsAnt Farm
Date created
1969-1994
Classification
installation
Medium
two slide projections, each eighty 35mm slides
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Date Acquired
2014
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase
Copyright
© Chip Lord and Estate of Doug Michels
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/2014.241.A-B
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

Ant Farm’s satirical event Media Burn (1975) parodied the conventions of a media spectacle. A fictional politician, the “Artist President,” introduced the main event: a sculptural, transformed car crashing through a pyramid of television sets. Real local news channels covered the story, which went national.

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