Baby born in the back of an uber (JEFFWEISS_EDTN)

Baby born in the back of an uber (JEFFWEISS_EDTN)

Minted on Dec 8, 2021
Created by
Collection

Reserve

0.10 ETH

Minted 5 months ago

Description

On March 30, 2015, at 5:52am, Horvitz caught his daughter as she was being born in the back of an Uber in Midtown Manhattan. He held her up in the morning light as the car drove down Park Ave., blocks away from the Museum of Modern Art, where the mother worked. After arriving at the hospital, Horvitz tweeted a photo and e-mailed his friends.

(Baby born in the back of an uber is a Retroactive Readymade, a viral birth event happening channeled through the (un)shared economy. It is an ephemeral work that only exists through its documentation and communication: in the network of online news, daily tabloids, art blogs, tweeted photographs, and personal emails to friends. The NFTs are each documentation.)

((This edition is the OLD NEWS email sent April 1, 2015, 1:10 AM. The OLD NEWS email list (aka Weisslink) is an email artwork started by Jeff Weiss in 2001. Since its inception Weiss has sent an email everyday of his life of art news copied from the internet to the email list.))

Share

Provenance

More from this creator