So, I guess if I go to visit this weekend, I should be careful when they
ask to "file, er park" my car!
Richard Feibusch wrote:
> FILE THIS:
> Dave Barry of Santa Rosa, CA sends us this:
> Art collector Rene di Rosa has just bought a rather ``smashing'' new work
> of art for the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, California's Carneros Valley. It's
> a 60-foot-tall file cabinet (over five stories high!) filled with file
> folders by San Francisco artist Samuel Yates.
> Yates took a 1974 MG Midget car apart, then steamrolled every single piece
> of the car as flat as Wile E. Coyote. Then he weighed each flattened piece
> (in milligrams) and put each one in a labeled Ziploc bag. All the bags were
> then put into the file folders, which fill the 60-foot tall cabinet.
> Yates had to give di Rosa the car's DMV registration when he purchased the
> work for an undisclosed amount.
> Oh yes, the title of the work, which curator Richard Reisman hopes to
> install by the end of June: ``Minuet in MG.'' Di Rosa Preserve, on the
> Sonoma Highway 121, is open by appointment weekdays and Saturday mornings.