Big New Work in Fort Worth: Contemporary Art Even Mom Will Love

mothersMartin Creed’s Work No. 1357 (MOTHERS) has been installed at 1401 Foch Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Referred to as “Creed’s most ambitious neon project to date,” the 23 x 47-foot work by the 2001 Turner Prize winner was installed in the plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2012 and remained at that site before arriving in Fort Worth. Now in a Fort Worth private collection, it will remain permanently at its current location.

In Creed’s own words, he explains the concept behind the scale of MOTHERS: “Mothers are always bigger than you are… it feels like mothers are the most important people in the world.”

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3 responses to “Big New Work in Fort Worth: Contemporary Art Even Mom Will Love”

  1. Saw this by surprise a few nights ago. I was thrilled! I’m a fan of Martin Creed’s neon signage so it was VERY COOL to discover him in Fort Worth.

  2. This work is just outside my kitchen window, spinning, lit up at night, reminding me, a mother of 4 and a grandmother, what a BIG deal motherhood is. It makes me happy and proud!

  3. Avoid head on collisions by not staring directly at the sign while driving across the Lancaster bridge.

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