Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Clet Abraham for Sale

Roundabout sign with a running man inside, Clet Abraham, piazza Mazzini, Livorno
If you want to buy a road sign “improved” by Clet Abraham, this may be the right occasion. After removing the modified signs at the time, the municipality of Livorno is now selling them on eBay:
Cartello stradale Rif N.40
Cartello stradale Rif N.43
Cartello stradale Rif N.46
Cartello stradale Rif N.58

Search labels: Clet Abraham
External links: Clet Abraham (Wikipedia, in French) - The language of the street signs by Clet Abraham (Abitare)

15 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

How fun is that! What a fun garden sign that would be. :)

Randy said...

I would love the one in the photo.

Jack said...

VP, you have to admit that Clet Abraham has a pretty good sense of humor. I like the one he did with a zipper.

Dina said...

What an original way for your municipality to make some money!

But at those prices, I myself will have to pass on this opportunity.

cieldequimper said...

I wonder what they'll do with the money...

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! You buying one?

Duncan In Kuantan
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Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha, I hope the artist will see some of that money.

VP said...

A pristine traffic sign costs already between 70 and 90 Euro, so not much value added here. I won't spend a penny on some neatly taped road signs, but it seems that some art lover in our municipality would now like better these things in an 'exhibition'...
Clet Abraham is really a marketing genius!

LONDONLULU said...

The one you photographed is pretty funny - quite the sense of humor indeed!

JM said...

Actually, I like them all.

Babzy said...

beautiful signs :) I m sure someone will buy them :)

Karl Demetz said...

Funny signs, if I had a street I'd take one ;-)

Gunn said...

I guess I would have gone for Rif N.46. Ha-ha!

Does that mean that LIVORNO ( I mean the politicians who have to do with money,) bought the art, and than sold it again to get perhaps more money for it ...... ?

I will not tell the Norwegian politicians about it. Not yet.


Dina said...

70-90 Euros for a normal sign?? Oi, that annoys me even more if I think how carelessly Jerusalem street signs are painted, full of misspellings.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Clever marketing or simply clever. I still love to see them in unexpected places.

Bises,
Genie