In october 2013, Erik Van Loon will realise I LOVE DC at a parking lot in Washington DC. . This is a photo of 175 red and 50 black cars parked in a I LOVE DC setting. The I LOVE DC ‘Polaroid’ photo will be hanged from a tunnel chimney in Washington DC.
I LOVE DC
With as result that the giant I Love DC ‘Polaroid’ photo of the 225 immortalized cars will make the chimney look much more nicer and everybody: cars entering or passing the tunnel, people in the neigboorhood, tourist and commuters walking, cycling or in public transport will be welcomed by the enourmous I Love DC photo to the lovely place Mount Vernon Triangle nowadays is.
Wouldn’t it be great if you join my affection for US Capitol Washington DC by creating I LOVE DC together with 225 car owners and Indiegogo funders from all over the world at February 10 four days before Valentine Day 2013 and eight days before Presidents Day 2013.
Car Owners Will get free coffee or tea, a sandwhich and a signed 22×34 inch I Love DC poster by mail at Valentinesday for the three hours to set up all cars in the desired setting and to make an I Love DC photo from above. Indiegogo Funders Will get at Valentine for each:
- $ 5,- a digital 5 mb photo (UNLIMITED) by email
- $ 25,- a signatured 4″ × 6″ inch photo (225 PIECES) by mail
- $ 100,- a signatured 22″ × 34″ inch poster (175 PIECES) by mail
- $ 250,- a 72 pages black and red booklet (50 PIECES) with on each page 4 photo’s of car owners, their cars and their bio by mail AFTER VALENTINE.
I will use the money to raise awarness of car red and black owners via flyers, social media and website, to give the particpants food, drink and the poster, to rent a helicopter, to pay a photograph, the prints and to blow up I LOVE DC to a 6 x 9 yards enourmous Polaroid photo which I want to paperclip on the Highway 395 tunnel chimney running under Mount Vernon Square in the city center of Washington. All this will cost approximately $ 16.000,- and another $ 600 a year for maintenance and lighting. So 10 years I Love DC will cost $ 22.000. With a full pledge we will raise more then $ 35.500. Which is more then enough to pay my own expenses and to pay the initial cost to set up my most favorite artwork 1968 Whirligig.
Please contact me if you can’t fund I Love DC but would love to help me: – to find 225 red or black cars in Washington DC or surrounding states – to serve coffee, tea and sandwhiches to the 225 participants – to make the booklet, photos and posters – to find sufficient Indiegogo funders – to post the mail, etc As I can use your help for sure.
Erik Van Loon is a Dutch Artist known for a.o. his mass media artworks: I Will Win, Demagogue, A Victim’s Perspective, Art Unites Europe, etc.Mass Media For Erik art is communication whereby he wants to reach public beyond the art world on his own with the use of mass media in order to move his public literal and metaphorically with work that doesn’t create beauty only but also incites discovery, stimulates reflection, and generates self-knowledge, which will eventually increase understanding, exchange, and cooperation between governments, companies and people worldwide.
Washington DC In November 2012 he visited Washington DC for five days to unveil I Will Win – The Elections his 8th I Will Win painting for the NYC Marathon which was cancelled for the first time in their 40 years history due to Sandy. Erik Van Loon almost immediately fall in love with DC, it’s citizens, café’s, museums, river and the countryside but was surprised by the gigantic parkinglots around Mount Vernon Square. In the Netherlands he decided to memorize his love for DC with I LOVE DC.
Clean Water In my spare time I organise each year the open water swim series King Of The Rivers in the Netherlands to raise awareness for clean water. With Denis Crean from Washington DC we will clean Rock Creek at March 24 and we will swim the Washington Swimat september 28.
In the US Erik Van Loon is know for his 11 hours video installation A Victim’s Perspective and his I Will Win serie for the NYC Marathon.
Why: I Love DC
What: A photo of 225 red and black cars on a chimney
Who: car owners and me
When: At a Sunday in October from 1-4 pm
Where: At parking lot at New York Av. with 5th st NW
Cost: $ 22.000 for 10 years