Mon, Dec 1, 2008
Passers-by near the corner of 15th and High may have noticed (how could you not), the latest in our promotional campaign for the Warhol exhibition here at the Wexner Center, this time an 8 x 10 x 4-foot bus shelter, draped in Warhol's Cow wallpaper and paintedâ€”crossbeam to footerâ€”in hot pink. As much as one might think this was a simple case of running to Lowe's, grabbing few gallons and knocking it out, it was a little more intricate a project, spearheaded by Wexner Center designer Todd Timney and COTA's Director of Marketing, Edward McGinnis. Along with help from Color Text (vinyl wallpaper), and folks from Chop Chop Gallery here in Columbus (painting and prep), the shelter came together over the course of the last month. Once a suitable shelter was secured by COTA, we were allowed access to a large, climate-controlled workspace (COTA's Fields Avenue warehouse) for the transformation to take place.
The shelter is one of the more visible displays of the partnership between COTA and the Wexner Center for the Warhol exhibition. (FYI, riders on any COTA bus can simply ask the driver for a "Warhol coupon" and receive $3 off admission to the exhibition. Single fare, DayPass, and Monthly Pass riders are all eligible.)
Big thanks to all involved, especially our friends at COTA, for turning this idea a reality. Click here to see more photos of the installation.