Ca$h for your Warhol: The Evolution of a Prank.

Julia Swanson:

Feeling nostalgic I revisited some of my earliest posts recently. This was the third post I ever wrote on and I still love it.  I suspect it will always remain one of my favourites.  I have included a few Instagram photos of CFYW stickers from around town.

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Who would call a sign to sell a house?  That’s the question that started everything.  The second lecture of the evening, “Cash for your Warhol; The Evolution of a Prank,” was presented by Geoff Hargadon, a money manager, conceptual artist and photographer who introduced himself to the crowd by stating dryly, “There are two things you need to know about me.  First, I am a money manager and second, I am very interested in the psychology of money.”

He explained that he is also obsessed with signs, billboards, license plates and stickers.  “I’m particularly obsessed with the sign in the Walgreens on Beacon Street in Somerville,” he said, “because it’s a little microcosm of what’s going on in the world. ”

Cash for your Warhol started as a reaction to signs he saw along the roadside advertising, “Cash for your House.”  He wondered, who would call that…

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