LMNL Gallery is bringing Boston-based Cash For Your Warhol to exhibit in Philadelphia for the first time with his solo show No Questions Asked! The opening will take place on April 10th.
CFYW is the brainchild of artist and photographer Geoff Hargadon. The project began in 2009 in response to the financial crisis, and to an art market that treats paintings and sculptures as investible assets similar to real estate and gold. Through stickers, stencils, plastic signs, and billboards, CFYW has been a subtly hilarious part of the urban landscape and the art market for over half a decade. In 2012, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh even added a few of the signs to its permanent collection.
“Cash For Your Warhol is such a simple and effective critique of art market and financial industry absurdity. From the moment I first saw the signs I was hooked. The project is even more fascinating now that you can find Cash For Your Warhol art in galleries. That’s something I love, but I never expected. With No Questions Asked! it’s all come full circle in a perfectly surreal way. Plus, it’s an opportunity to exhibit some of Hargo’s photos, and he is one of the best street art photographers active today,” says LMNL Gallery curator RJ Rushmore.
No Questions Asked! will be CFYW’s first exhibition in Philadelphia. The CFYW team did, however, visit earlier this year to install work around the city. The exhibition will include photographs from that visit, an interactive sculpture, and the complete collection of the 24 CFYW signs created since 2009.
As the opening of No Questions Asked! approaches, keep your eyes out for CFYW to make its message visible in Philadelphia in a big way. In the meantime, remember to dial (617) 553-1103 for all your Warhol-selling needs.