LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ is participating during this year’s Desert X (Feb 9–Apr 21, 2019)
American artist LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ (b. 1969, Shell Knob, MO) is presenting a site-specific project “For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi” (2012/19), inspired by the perpetually changing real estate landscape in a state of constant flux, purchases, sales, foreclosures, bailouts, and reinvention.
“For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi” meditates on the rapid changing face of money framed within a relic of our real estate landscape. This new era is increasingly uber-pricey and art-less, where human connection is evaporating and quickly being replaced by completely digital and random amounts of pseudo human connections, ie money…But, please, let’s not forget: the vestiges of the Cold War in our contemporary context, employing slogans from anywhere, where normally there would be advertisements, and cartographies of military expansion in the California desert — and the like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pictured Above: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, “For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi (For Andrea Zittel)“, 2012/19, Wooden stick, Nails, Cardboard, Xerox, Plastic Tape, 48 x 18”.
There will be 3 Desert X Hubs locations:
- Indio, 82713 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201
- Palm Desert, 73660 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
- Palm Springs, Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support.