It seemed like this time would never come: the end of Pacific Standard Time, the landmark Southern California chronicling areawide art show/happening/event that told everyone around the world, “What now? Southern California art IN THE HOUSE!!!” The overarching PST closes on March 31, which will feature tons of great programming and even a chance to see a bunch of great shows for free. There will be plenty of shows pushing on into April, May, and even June. However, no more sundials, no more My Time, no more Art As An Appetizer: PST as a whole will close Saturday, perhaps to come back soon in various incarnations around town. To celebrate this and give a fond goodbye, we have six extremely limited edition Pacific Standard Time Posters to give away!
That’s right, guys: we have Pacific Standard Time posters to give away to all of you PST fans! We have two Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames, Jason Schwartzman Celebrates John Baldessari, and two Anthony Keidis Celebrates Ed Rushca posters up for grabs. The posters are all standard size of posters, printed on high quality matte paper, and are each one of a limited edition of 250 printed. These posters are very rare and a great opportunity for you to grab a piece of local art history.
Now, we aren’t just throwing names into a hat in order to give these out. Nope: too easy. Instead, you guys are going to have to do a *little* work.
In order to get one of these fancy posters, you’re going to need to leave a comment on this page (or e-mail) that includes:
• Your favorite Pacific Standard Time Show. We trust you all saw all of the shows (like Ms. Vi Ha), right? Right. Pick one of the shows that is your favorite from here and share it with us.
• Why is this show your favorite? What about it was so special? How did it impact you? How does it fit into Pacific Standard Time and Southern California as a whole? What did people who didn’t get a chance to see the show miss out on?
• How do you see the legacy of the show in Los Angeles today? All of these shows have extensions into present day: how do you see this manifest itself? Who do you feel is influenced by these PST artists? Do you feel you carry on the show’s legacy yourself?
That sounds like a lot but it is what you make it: it could be three sentences, it could be three paragraphs–we just want to hear how Pacific Standard Time resonated with you. Entries are due by April 10. We’ll share the six winners’ responses shortly after. Please note that we will be sending the posters randomly. If you feel strongly about one, express which you want and we’ll take note, accommodating as best we can. Pass this post along to everyone who went to a PST show and let’s all give Pacific Standard Time a warm farewell!
Editor’s Note: If you’d like to double your chance of winning, head over to The Fox Is Black, where we are holding a concurrent contest.