In this moment of coronivirus concern, Peter Agoos thought the giant bronze baby heads by Spanish artist Antonio López García outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts could use some assistance.
So last Sunday, the Boston artist says, he and his nephew Gabriel Fancher arrived at the museum’s Fenway entrance with “a surgical mask sized for one of the pair of bronze heads.” They strapped it onto the 8-foot-tall head on the left, titled “Day,” to “help to prevent the spread of the virus,” Agoos says in an artist statement.
He calls the guerrilla art installation “PPE for Antonio López Garcia’s ‘DAY’”—PPE for personal protective equipment, I believe.
The materials, Agoos writes, were left over from “wRock wRap,” his project for the October 2019 Fort Point Open Studios in which he covered boulders outside the Boston Children’s Museum in transparent industrial cling wrap the colors of the museum’s logo.
Agoos has created a number of public art projects in Boston over the years. “Tropical Fort Point” floated more than a dozen palm trees in the Fort Point Channel between the Congress and Summer Street bridges in spring 2014. At the time, he described the floating artwork as a message about global warming: “This tongue–in–cheek preview of the effect of rising tides stakes a claim to the Channel wetscape as an unexploited green space.”
In addition to his art, Agoos runs Agoos D-zines, a firm that does event production, exhibition and set design, and graphic design.
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