"Fragile Delivery" 2012, Artist: Victoria Smith, Utility Box Art, Outside Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street, Davis, California

Andy Warhol's "Marilyn Monroe"
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Andy Warhol's "Marilyn Monroe" peeked out from a break in the street facing side of the crate. Underneath were two up-pointing arrows and the word, "Fragile."


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:09 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5391
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The Other End
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The other end of the art also read, "Handle With Care." The side of the box facing the street read, "Do Not Drop." A busted hole in that street facing side revealed Andy Warhol's "Marilyn Monroe."


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:25:51 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5389
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Shipping Label
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A shipping label was painted on the side of the crate. It read:

SmithOs Art Logistics
To:
  The John Natsoulas Gallery
  521 First Street
  Davis, California
From:
  Musée du Louvre
  75058 Paris - France
  Métro Palais-Royal


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:25:59 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5390
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Handle With Care
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A utility box was painted to resemble an art shipping box. The near end was labeled, "Handle With Care." A break in the face of the crate on this near side revealed the Mona Lisa inside.


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:25:37 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5388
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The Mona Lisa
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The side of the crate had a hole busted in it. That hole revealed the Mona Lisa inside the box.


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:16 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5392
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A8
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The back of the shipping crate had two up arrows and a white circle with the expression "A8" inside.


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:21 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5393
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Broken Wine Glass
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The back of the shipping box had two stencils applied to it. A broken wine glass indicated that the contents were fragile. An open umbrella indicated that the contents should not be allowed to become wet.


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:29 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5394
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The Obliterated Sign
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A sign identifying the art was adhered to the concrete base. It had become so dirty that its text was nearly obliterated.


"Fragile Delivery" 2012 external link   •  Utility Box Art external link   •  Artist: Victoria Smith external link   •  Outside John Natsoulas Gallery external link   •  521 First Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:44 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5395
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