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And birthdays are the worst days, 1998

And birthdays are the worst days, 1998
T-shirt
sizes M and L
limited edition, 20 different colours
publisher: Biennale of Sydney

Note / Van Warmerdam had a T-shirt printed for the Sydney Biennale with the text ‘Good days, bad days’. On the collar she attached a label embroidered with the words ‘And birthdays are the worst days’.

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Bonanza, 1998

Bonanza, 1998
screen print on T-shirt
sizes M and L
edition 20

Note / The theme of the Sydney Biennale was ‘Every day’. Van Warmerdam capitalized on that and placed three of her one-armed bandits against one wall, and the posters Good days, bad days on the other. MvW: ‘You couldn’t win any money, so I came up with a T-shirt printed with gold coins as a trophy for every player that won the jackpot’.