“Portable Parking Space (Port-a-Park)”
Blue Sky
97" x 216"
Floor mural on Canvas
1979
ARTICLE: SERIES: INTERSTATE LANDSCAPES
American Landscapes
ARTICLE: BLUE SKY AT ANASTASIA'S AND FRIENDS GALLE...
April and May, 2012
ARTICLE: "CAR FACE" EXHIBITION AT CITY ART
Exhibition at City Art, November 2010.
Acrylic on Canvas - 1979

This the first and original portable parking space painting in the series "Port-A-Park". This unique and well received Post War work was painted in 1979 and exhibited at the Columbia Museum one-man show by Blue Sky entitled "Nights" in 1979-80. The painting was then placed on loan to the Mississippi Museum for a few decades after his one man show there and usually featured alongside their purchased assemblage/painting "Air Brakes", a well traveled and well borrowed painting of the back of an eighteen-wheeler.

A second portable parking space from the series "Portable Reserved Parking" exhibited at the Chicago Museum in the early 80's as part of an exhibit where Sky won the national AVAII award representing a 10 state region. It then exhibited at the Mint Museum, the DeCordova, the Equitable Gallery in NY, Waterworks Arts Center, & Georgia Tech in the architectural school. "Visitor Parking" was the 3rd in the series and it often was shown with "Portable Reserved Parking."

Everyone who drives has had to deal with finding a parking space, so Blue Sky came up with this idea where you could carry one with you and roll it out when you needed it. It is usually displayed with a series of photographs depicting the artist actually using the painting near the university. During that spontaneous "art event" a policeman drove by and noticed nothing unusual...
Portable Parking Space (Port-a-Park... (Fine Art America Print)
Print on canvas,metal or paper. Numerous sizes
~$42.
Portable Parking Space (Original Painting)
Original 97" x 216" mural sized painting, 197...
Available