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Corporate Signs

By David Byrne and Danielle Spencer

A series of lenticular images based on corporate signs photographed at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Multinational tombstones nestled in the (landscaped) pastoral glade. When viewed from different angles the original corporate name transforms and flickers into a virtuous attribute. A utopian vision in the American countryside.

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Courage / Data General, 2003
Grace / National Humanities, 2003
Trust / IBM, 2003
Installation view, SECCA,
Winston-Salem, NC, 2003
Installation view,Pace/MacGill Gallery, NYC, 2003
Installaton view, Pace/MacGill Gallery, NYC, 2003


VACANT by NO IDEA, Tokyo, Japan, December 11–26, 2010

Economy of Scale, Hemphill, Washington, DC, November 7 – December 23, 2009
Trees, Tombstones and Bullet Points, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, September 25, 2004 – February 6, 2005 (Solo)
Tactical Action, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, NY, April 14 – June 10, 2004 (Group)
• What is It?, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, July 19 – September 26, 2003 (Solo)
Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July 2 – 25, 2003; Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, October 3 – November 2, 2003; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, February 2 – April 2, 2006; Pacific Northwest College of Art Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Portland, OR, August 28 – October 21, 2006 (Group)
• David Byrne, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY, March 6 – April 26, 2003 (Solo)


"Good Company: Reimagining Corporate America", ReadyMade, Fall 2003 (PDF: 320KB)

PURCHASE Corporate Sign lenticulars from Pace/MacGill Gallery