It’s very cool that the San Francisco International Airport is committed to being the world’s only fully accredited museum in an airport. My curator, Tim O’Brien tells me that the airport administration could have easily leased this 50 foot high wall-space to an airline or advertiser. Instead they gave it to my exhibition, A World of Characters. Tim and his awesome design team came up with this “Wall of Smiley Faces.” The SFO administrators thought it was wonderful and from what I’ve heard so too have the terminal’s employees!
My father was a NY fireman and I grew up up in the City’s housing projects and loved living there. Kids in private homes didn’t have the park space, trees and basketball courts we did. July 4th was a big day. My friends would blow up packs of firecrackers. I admired the pack labels. So here’s a New York centric label for you to enjoy. This Chinese winged King Kong could just fly Ann Darrow up to the Empire State Building’s spire.
Collectors Weekly interviewed me this week for the occasion:
Check out my New York Times featured books on the subject of Firecrackers here: