Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweater Auction

The sweaters from the installation at TAM have now been laundered and donated to Tacoma Goodwill and Tacoma Rescue Mission. Both agencies have shown a tremendous amount of support, and Goodwill will begin posting the sweaters on their ebay store here, starting January 14. We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff at Laundry Mart in Tacoma for their assistance in helping us launder a few hundred sweaters, all at once. 
Describing atmosphere in his book, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, Andy writes, 
There should be supermarkets that sell things and supermarkets that buy things back, and until that equalizes, there'll be more waste than there should be. Everybody would always have something to sell back, so everybody would have money, because everybody would have something to sell. We all have something, but most of what we have isn't salable, there's such a preference today for brand new things. People should be able to sell their old cans, their old chicken bones, their old shampoo bottles, their old magazines. We have to get more organized. People who tell you we're running out of things are just making the prices go up higher (145-46).