ROADRUNNER TO THE DAM
Sure, we gave the Denver Art Museum a Roadrunner before, but that was a bench and that time it was unasked for (and unappreciated, mostly). This time they asked for it, for their permanent collection in the Architecture, Design & Graphics department. This one here: our beloved Roadrunner in oiled MDF. The curator who contacted us had his pick of the Roadrunner litter and this was his choice (it's our favorite too). Well, flattering to say the least. Our hometown museum wants our chair? Of course we said yes. That was some months ago—some of the wheels at the DAM turn VERY slowly, imperceptibly so. Strange, since everyone we've interacted with there seems quick-witted, smart, and profoundly capable (including Mitchell, the Preparator—museum-speak for fluffer—who came to get the chair this week and graciously posed for the photo above). The whole DAM acquisition process makes us think of this Arthur Ganson sculpture—Machine with Concrete.