Title: Free Shoe Shine
With Yellow Paint

(from the series “Art that says Hello”)

Year: 1997

Medium: Performance interventions conducted on behalf of the fictional company, Art Courtesy Services.

Description: For this series the artist wore the identifying uniform of an Art Courtesy Services Provider and offered unique art-inspired experiences to passers-by. The slogan for the series wasCourtesy is the Aestheticand it served as the guiding principle for amiable street performances premised on good natured banter and unique experiences for passersby. For this performance the artist set-up a shoe shine stand on busy sidewalks and tried to convince passersby to allow him to paint their shoes with yellow paint, since it is a very lucky colour.

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