Sunday, 16 June 2013

James Franco's Neon Art

Here are a couple of pieces recently commissioned for James Franco's London gallery debut, Psycho Nacirema at Pace Gallery 6-10 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LB running from June 6th 2013 - July 27th 2013.

Based around Hitchcock's "Bates Motel", the exhibition has been curated by Turner prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon and includes a large scale video installation entwining Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho with the 1920's Fatty Arbuckle murder scandal.

The two neon pieces were made using 10mm White 1D with 8mm clear red for the word vacancy. 50 R 90 and 25 R 50 electrodes were used as well as three Hansen 20/3 convertors in each sign. The neon was then mounted onto the hand painted sign written boxes using clear coarse threaded tube supports and nickel wire.

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