Guerilla Public Service – 10th Anniversary

It’s been ten years since Richard Ankrom, an artist disguised as a state employee took a direct approach to correcting guide signs on the California freeway system. With the manufacture and installation of a duplicate route shield Interstate 5 and directional North signs to aid motorists on the 110 Pasadena Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, indicating an exit two miles ahead. Documentation of conceptual, performance, funcational, and public art is taken to the realm of civic duty. In this exhibit, sketches, plans, and ephemera from the project will be shown, as well as the video documenting the project and its aftermath, which includes what happened to the original work.