Lost Pet Flyers as Art on Rivington Street

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Saturday afternoon, one man’s personal collection of weathered old flyers became a brief guerrilla art exhibit at the vacant southeast corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets. Taped to the musty windows were rows and rows of bills for lost pets, each hailing from a different part of the world.  From Europe to North America.  From afar, it appeared to be a legit bulletin board for the community.

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The guy behind it all is Quebec artist Eliot Delahaye, who was just passing through.  His traveling pack was on the sidewalk keeping him company.  Delahaye calls this piece “The Lost Collection,” which was only a temporary installation here on the Lower East Side.  Indeed, by the end of the day, all the flyers were removed from the facade of 85 Rivington.

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