Michelle Grabner, Soccer Ball, 2015
The Thing Quarterly Issue 27 is a fully functional gingham soccer ball designed by Michelle Grabner.
It is important to note that the issue also functions as a physical rebuttal to Ken Johnson's 2014 New York Times review of Michelle's exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, in which he referred to Michelle's work as that of a boring soccer mom. The comment ignited a firestorm of counter-reviews and letters to the editor. It also inspired this issue, which might be the first rebuttal in the form of a soccer ball...ever.
Medium: Gingham soccer ball, fully functional and suitable for all weather conditions, Includes fold-out pamphlet featuring an interview with the artist
Limited run of 1000
This limited edition is available at The Thing Quarterly