In celebration of gaining 21,000 “Likes” (and counting) on facebook, 21c Museum Hotels is thanking our fans with an opportunity to win a limited edition White Penguin sculpture by Italian artist collective Cracking Art Group. To enter, fans can visit 21c Museum Hotels’ facebook page and visit the ‘WIN ME” tab to complete the sweepstakes form. Daily entires are accepted now through TUES 9.10.2013.
Cracking Art Group’s Red Penguin sculptures were first exhibited at 21c Louisville in 2006. Founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson purchased the works after seeing them installed around the city at the 2005 Venice Biennale as part of a public art project. The penguins were so popular with visitors to 21c that they remain on permanent exhibition. Each 21c Museum Hotel has its own flock of penguins. 21c Bentonville is home to a flock of green penguins, while 21c Cincinnati’s are yellow.
The mission of Cracking Art Group is to raise awareness of environmental issues and the use and misuse of natural resources by creating artworks with materials derived from petroleum products. The name Cracking Art refers to the chemical reaction that occurs when converting raw crude oil into plastic, or the moment when natural becomes artificial. Founded in 1993, Cracking Art Group has created over 600 exhibitions worldwide.
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