Ilona Granet


Ilona Granet is best known to the public at large for a series of metal street signs that she designed and hung in New York last year. The signs borrowed the authority of city parking instructions and used it to try to make life for women here a bit more tolerable: “Curb Your Animal Instincts” said one in English and Spanish, over a schematic drawing of a beast straining on a leash towards a woman in a short dress. Another said “No cat calls, whistling and kissing noises.” In this show Granet presents two more public projects, one a group of signs that ABC/Capitol Cities commissioned last year, and the other a series of billboards for Artpark in upstate New York.

Like the street signs, the ABC project, a series of posters for the workplace, was designed to address the issue of sexual harassment. The original designs appeared here, in brightly painted enamel on metal. Check Your Wildlife at

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