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

by Paula Newton December 23, 2013

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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Lara January 10, 2014 - 14:31

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.

Kim Parham January 23, 2014 - 11:17

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!

Garrett March 31, 2014 - 08:51

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

Billy Hassell August 15, 2014 - 19:45

I think it’s very cool that Ft. Worth has a significant public art piece by Martin Creed. It looks like a sign for the building it is installed and rotates above. It makes me curious about that building. Knowing that it’s a conceptual work of art – and not signage – redefines and re-contextualizes the whole space around the piece (and the scale)… So banal yet so sophisticated. It’s brilliant!


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