Iron Maiden Artist Tours
Iron Maiden Artist Tours is an art project that commissions New York artists to create tours informed by their art practice or knowledge base, and to lead them from the front seat of my 1978 Volvo station wagon, the Iron Maiden. Two passengers, who purchase their seats, sit in the backseat while I drive. The income from the tours funds the artist honorariums and the vehicle's yearly expenses.
IMAT welcomes an audience into the artist’s thinking process by taking his or her concepts and projects out of the studio and illustrating them in the larger world. Akin to a studio visit on wheels, the tours are often multi-stopped and run approximately three to five hours. The tours aim to engage artists and arts aficionados in immersive conversation and shared experience. By placing artists in the front seats, the tours value what artists have to offer outside of traditional, object-based commerce, and give art-buyers an intimate experience with the creative process of art making.
The tours ran during the springs of 2011 and 2012.