Eponymous, performed 2005-2006, installed at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2007


For one year, Chris bought a t-shirt from every place he went that sold t-shirts with the name of that place on it. He collected a total of 79 eponymous t-shirts, which celebrate locations ranging from the Carbondale Public Library to the state of Iowa to the Liberace Museum to the Alamo. These shirts were then presented in a store-like display in the Mitchell Museum at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and re-sold for their original price. This display also included a catalog with images of all the shirts and statistics on their collection. The remaining shirts will soon be sold on eBay.

Image of the installation.

Pictures of people browsing the installation.

Pictures of people buying the shirts.

The catalog.