San Francisco

San Francisco

Don Potts’ car, treated elsewhere (“Don Potts’ Game of Car,” Artforum, October 1970), went on exhibition elsewhere than in the pages of a magazine or in Potts’ studio by the tracks. It had to be delivered to the fifth floor Hansen-Fuller Gallery in pieces and reassembled. Rather than standing around pretending the art wasn’t there at the opening (which is the custom at most openings), this time the onlookers were standing close and all around, three deep, looking over the sculpture in detail and discussing it animatedly. The gallery goers had been somewhat prepared, not only by the magazine article, but by the three piece exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute of Don Potts’ studio equipment. All three of these tools had been built to be used in making the car. The metal vacuum former is related to the outfit used for forming plastic, but this one uses considerable heat and is used

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