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LOVE ME, NEW YORK (REDUX)
Love Me, New York is a 9-day conceptual performance piece by Francisco Corbett that took place in New York City from August 16–24, 2019.
On August 16, 2020, this website transformed into a digital performance with a day-by-day recap of the activities that occurred 1 year prior. The final exhibition released on August 24, 2020.
ABOUT THE SHOW
As an exploration of the American Dream, Francisco challenged himself to live and relentlessly work in New York for 9 days. He simultaneously produced paintings and guerilla-advertised an art show that took place 8 days from the time of his arrival.
With $300 to his name, Francisco underwent the trials and tribulations of being a broke artist in America; obtaining materials, starving himself, and selling his show to everyone he met. During daylight he handed out invitations out to random people on the street, and every night he returned to the studio to work on his paintings.
In response to Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me, Francisco’s performance is a contemporary ode to Beuys that outlines the artist’s internal struggle to be accepted in a city that is foreign, yet familiar.