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Do Not Happy Hour

 Do Not Happy Hour
Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs

7x22x3"
2014

 

The custom of happy hour began with l’heure vert, or “green hour”, in 19th century Paris. The trend of a pre-dinner glass of absinthe led eventually to addiction and then a ban. Happy hour reemerged during Prohibition, as workers would stop at speakeasies before heading home. Today, Arlington, VA is among many cities that restrict happy hour specials, but of course the ritual continues.

 

Do Not Happy Hour 3D

 
           
        All images Copyright 2017, Melanie Kehoss