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No Job No Food No Rent

In the 1970s, Eccentric Millionaire Stanley Marsh collaborated with the art group Ant Farm to create the Cadillac Ranch. Marsh has funded other public art projects in Amarillo besides Cadillac Ranch, which include the "Dynamite Museum," an ongoing project consisting of hundreds of mock traffic signs. Marsh was said to have wanted the signs to be placed in towns beginning with the letter "A". Despite the attention of the art projects sponsored by Marsh, critics have called them eyesores with little or no artistic value. In response to the criticism, he is quoted as saying, "Art is a legalized form of insanity, and I do it very well."

 

The signs are just there, like the Rock of Gibraltar or the Statue of Liberty. They are a system of unanticipated rewards." Marsh will provide the official-looking diamond-shaped signs to anyone who will put them up on their property.

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Uploaded on March 27, 2009