He will be asked to respond to numerous citizen complaints about this poster (left, click to enlarge; caution advised) that has been appearing on windows and bulletin boards around town, promoting his upcoming Lowbrow – High Octane art show that launches with a car cruise from Lakeville to Northfield this Sat, Sept 1.
Phrases on the poster that prompted the complaints:
- Get your shit striped by Relic Designs
- Lay some f’n rubber all the way to Northfield – rubber left on pavement required!
- To get directions to the gallery or to see naked ladies visit…
- Do not miss this F&#%**N show or I’ll tell your girlfriend I saw you driving a Subaru.
Chair of the commission, Bette Yeras, said in a prepared statement that the poster was inappropriate. “It’s in poor taste at best and downright dangerous at worst. It reflects poorly on Northfield. Most members of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission have been out of town the past week at Sturgis but I’m sure they’d be shocked to know that this poster was all over town.”
Dick Tease, president of the Northfield Subaru Owners Club, also found the poster objectionable. “My gosh, to imply that Subaru owners are somehow not cool or manly is a real insult to our members. I could understand it if he said ‘Buick,’ no offense to the all the geezers in town. But we have one member who owns a WRX which is a very fast car, for heaven’s sakes.”