In 1968, William Copley, a New York artist, disillusioned by the restrictions of the art world, envisaged a new way of connecting artists’ work with the public. Copley’s idea was to send artworks directly to subscribers through the post. This subscription, the Shit Must Stop portfolios, brought together work by some of the most important artists of the 20th century.
A new Museums Sheffield exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Shit Must Stop portfolios and the first time the portfolios have been shown in their entirety in the UK.
Works by Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Yoko Ono, Richard Hamilton and Christo are some of the 74 works within the portfolios.
The work was loaned to Museums Sheffield by MM Design Director, Martin Hinchcliffe. MM Design provided design for the exhibition identity including outdoor and digital advertising and signage.