New Work

New Proverbs 4-Pack Bundle

by Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited

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"Instant art-as-politics"

— Holland Cotter, New York Times​​

"Inspired"

—Purple Magazine​

"Unapologetic"

—W Magazine​​

"In-your-face examples of the new protest poster"

—ArtReview

"Beacons of brightly-colored controversy"

—Office Magazine

"Bold, brash"

—Dazed​

This special bundle gathers all four of the original New Proverbs signs. The New Proverbs is an exclusive line of protest signs made by Paul Chan and Badlands Unlimited that first premiered at the history making Million Women's March in Washington D.C. and New York (January 21, 2017). They have subsequently appeared at the LGBTQ solidarity rally at the Stonewall Inn in New York (February 4, 2017), the General Strike rally in Washington Square Park (February 17, 2017), the ACT UP 30th Anniversary Rally (March 30, 2017), and other public protests around the US.

Beautiful and provocative, the New Proverbs signs are Inspired in part by the posters of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, arguably one of the pioneering Christian hate speech groups in America, the New Proverbs takes visual cues from the color combinations and typographic treatments of the original church signs. But the messages do not disparage the LGBTQ community, Catholics and other Christians, Muslims, Jews, American soldiers and politicians—like the Westboro signs. Instead, the New Proverbs are directed at President Trump and his administration, who also happen to demonize the LGBTQ community, Catholics and other Christians, Muslims, Jews, American soldiers and politicians.

All four signs are specially printed on corrugated plastic. The signs are stiff and durable. They are ready to be used in any public protest or town hall meeting you attend. The signs can also be displayed in your office or home, to let your friends, colleagues, and neighbors know exactly what you think and where you stand.

Badlands plans to mass produce the New Proverbs signs and work with a national network of arts centers and independent bookshops to sell the signs in order to raise money for non-profit groups. These include the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Ida B. Wells Society (a news trade organization dedicated to increasing the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting), and Black and Pink (A support and advocacy group for LGBTQ prisoners). Badlands will also donate signs to protest groups, arts centers, and community groups across the country so the signs can be used in rallies and gatherings everywhere.

Buy all four of the original New Proverbs signs for a special discounted price and revel in the good news of the New Proverbs.

2017

Archival inkjet prints mounted on corrugated plastic

24" x 36" each

60.96cm x 91.44cm each


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited is a New York-based independent publisher founded by the artist Paul Chan in 2010, and consists of artist Micaela Durand (Director), Ian Cheng (Editor at Large), Parker Bruce, and Ambika Subramaniam. The press publishes texts by and with other artists in the form of paperbacks, ebooks, digital group exhibitions, a stone book, and other various media.