Ayer Collection 0003

Selling Out, April 1984
Poster, Selling Out
D A Ayer
Plain paper copy
8 1/2 x 14 inches
April 1984
© 1984 the artist
Collection of David and Rebecca Ayer
Sung to the tune of Puttin' On the Ritz, Robert(O) Mendel's lyrics ushered in the ensemble's answer to an Orwellian year in which we anticipated a Presidential reelection and more misery for the state of education in America. Clearly most of us were not going to make a living in the "fine" arts, so why not go commercial at the outset?
Despite a DeKalb tradition of sacrificing cash for culture—a contemporary student show included artworks made out of corners ripped from real US currency—and thanks to the miracle of self-service plain-paper copying, no actual dollar bills were harmed!