The aisles of a grocery store aren’t the place to spot art, but that’s exactly what shoppers at one California store found.
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Patrick Martinez hid his neon sign artwork in the aisles of the El Tapatio Market in Bell Gardens, Calif.
Martinez’s single-day installation featured a number of neon signs hidden strategically within the store. One sign read “Thugs Need Hugs Daily.” Another sign, located near an ATM and lottery ticket machine read “Money Orders Everything.”
The installation was a precursor to his exhibit titled “Buy Now Cry Later” at Public Functionary Museum in Minnesota starting November 15, which addresses the effect consumer’s nutritional choices have on the quality of life.