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Dear Andy (Version 1)

There are several versions of Dear Andy. Version 1 is a permanent work while the others were created as ephemeral, site-specific works.

The text for Dear Andy has two sources. One is a letter written by Valerie Solanas to Andy Warhol in 1967. In it she asks Andy if he wants to join S.C.U.M (Society for Cutting Up Men). The work also includes a drawing, most likely by Solanas, of a hand giving “the finger.” The drawing was used in a poster to both raise money and advertise her manifesto.

Media: flock on fabric
Dimensions (each panel): 274 x 213 cm (9’ x 7’)

Collection: MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

Photography: Richard-Max Tremblay