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Old Fashioned
November 7, 2010

As viewers enter the courtyard, they are faced with an 8-foot by 60-foot freestanding wall. The front of the wall is pristine, with 1,521 donuts hung in a grid formation at perfect 6-inch intervals. The back of the wall is unfinished and practical, with visible framing, water barrels (for stabilization), angled supports, and a view of the hardware used to hang the donuts. The title, Old-Fashioned, both identifies the variety of donut hanging on the wall (the most basic and elemental in Dunkin’ Donuts’ lineup), and raises the question of what "old-fashioned" might mean in a contemporary-art context. Old-Fashioned was first presented from December 2-5, 2009 at the RFC and subsequently in 2010 at the LA County Museum of Art.

 

 
 RFC, 2009

 Photos by Kevin Tachman

 

 

LA County Museum of Art, 2010

 Photos by Heather Rasmussen