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Participating artists: Byron Kim, Ester Hernandez, Zang Hongtu, Coreen Simpson, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Tzeng Kwon Chi, Liliana Porter, Lynne Yamamoto, Jose Melendez Contreras, Larry Yale; and museum visitors
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Manicurated was created by Judi Werthein at Bronx Museum of the Arts. Werthein selected ten paintings from the museumâ€™s collection to turn into nail decals. A nail salon was installed in the museumâ€™s permanent collection gallery and visitors were invited to receive free manicures by professional manicurists. Participants selected the photographic reproductions of the selected works to be painted on their fingernails. The artworks were literally placed in the hands of the Bronx community.
Give museum visitors free manicures and literally place artworks in the hands of the community.
The museum attracted an unprecedented, large, and diverse audience.