Muntadas : The Limousine Project
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 12.7 x 17.7 cm.
  • [2] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Muntadas : The Limousine Project

Antonio Muntadas

Muntadas : The Limousine Project


Double sided postcard / announcement published in conjunction with Antonio Muntadas' "The Limousine Project," which traveled around New York City from December 8th, 1990 to February 3rd, 1991. Sponsored by the Public Art Fund.

"A black stretch limousine has been transformed by Antonio Muntadas (b.1942, Barcelona, Spain) to house four slide projectors. Images are projected from the limousine’s interior onto both right- and left-side passenger windows. These images are visible on exterior windows to passersby as the vehicle is driven throughout New York City. The limousine circles locations associated with those images depicted visually on the windows: Wall Street (economics), United Nations (politics), night clubs (entertainment), and other places. Muntadas perceives The Limousine Project as a city-specific project for New York, where the limousine is an everyday symbol of power and the media in our society. The projections display words and images decontextualized from advertisements, headlines, and political slogans. Muntadas notes that the selection of these words and images is aimed at the reformulation of a current media event: 'Censorship as Obscenity, Media Manipulation as Obscenity, Gentrification as Obscenity…' Through decontextualization and juxtaposition, the projections invited public dialogue on related issues within contemporary culture." -- Publisher's statement.

Condition:  Good / Very Good. 1.4 cm. crease to upper left corner and 6 mm. crease to bottom left corner of recto with additional light edge wear including rubbing along edges of verso, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36525]
Condition:  Good / Very Good. 6 mm. dog-ear to upper left corner of recto with splitting of paper layers; 1 cm. crease to bottom left corner; and light bumping of right side corners. Light rubbing along verso edges, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36526]