Yeah you read that right! My momma didn't raise no fooooool!
What a coincidence: today, I was flickering for some Richard Avedon pictures in FOAM and found out that the FOAM museum is promoting the Richard Avedon exposition with their posters, which are shown on a few spots in the city.
So, I called FOAM:
Me: Goedemiddag, ik heb een vraagje over de Richard Avedon posters die ik op bepaalde plekken in de stad heb gezien...
- Good afternoon, I have a question regarding the R.A. posters which I've seen in the city on several locations...-
- Yes.................. -
Me: Kan ik ze afhalen bij FOAM?
- Can I pick 'm up at FOAM? -
FOAM-lady: Nee. Ze zijn te koop...voor €35,-.
-No, they're for sale...for 43.9786 US DOLLARS / 408.937 SWEDISH KRONORS / 260.731 DANISH KRONORS / 313.127 NORWEGIAN KRONORS / 68.5277 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS / 56.5494 CANADIAN DOLLARS / 31.0571 GB POUNDS / 341.146 HONG KONG DOLLARS / and the self portrait of Richard Avedon himself are all sold out. And today....the Marilyn Monroe's are all sold out too.
That's friggin' expensive, don't you think?? For a poster...! I couldn't believe my ears.
- Me shouting - title of this post -!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I'm not going to pay €35,- for a (probably very small) poster!!
I bet they're not as big as the ones which are shown all over the city. Because those ones are almost twice as big as your (bedroom)door. For real; I used to have a H&M poster from a busstop...and it was SUPERhuge.
-* I was in the city for HOURS; didn't see 1 poster. Guess what...Right before I wanted to go inside of my apartment, I saw this poster-standing in the corner of my eye and immediately I was thinking about the afternoon, earlier today, when I was flickering for Avedon posters. I was hoping to see an Avedon poster if I would turn around and look straight at the poster standing. My prayers have been heard: Monroe was waiting for me across the street from where I live!! I can see her if I stand in front of the window. (Later on, I went back outside and made some pictures of her. This poster-standing is standing across a café and a lot of people were looking silly at me (they couldn't see the poster, as they're looking at the back of the poster-standing) because I was really excited and acting like a photographer who is ***shooting pretty girls outside of a fashionshow) -
They're for free...in the city. All you have to do is:
1. Wait for the posterman, who is going to exchange these beautiful FOAM-posters with some other poster.
2. Throw a brick against those bus stop poster-frame thing / other poster-standings which all over the city...and just take 'm all out!
I want to do # 2. But I'm going for #1, because I can see Miss Monroe right now...and I'm going to get up extra early, wait in front of my window for the posterman...And when I see him, I'm going to run outside and ask him if I can have every Avedon-Foam-poster. Yay.
**I want this one.
**And this one.
(SOLD OUT self portrait of Richard Avedon)
* Picture by Me
** Pictures by Jarr Geerlig
*** Picture by Joris Bruring