Thanks to an article in the Chicago Reader, Betty and I headed over to the Busy Beaver Button Company and Museum.
Betty’s Response: HELLO “mybikebetty.com” button! Woo!
The Busy Beaver Button Company and Museum, 3279 W. Armitage Ave.
BUTTONS, BUTTONS, AND MORE BUTTONS!!
Touring the buttons you immediately begin to reference the ones with personal ties, memories, and history.
I really do…
Without a doubt!
The M A N!
Buttons with functions like a hidden tape measurer.
Cheese is my favorite!
Remember the Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Chicago Art Institute?! Well these guys did this button too! Woo!
AND from my personal collection these doozies… from left to right, Le Genie De La Bastille (a group of artist I exhibited with in Paris), an Eiffel Tower button (to prove I was there), Edvard Munch Scream button from the 2011 retrospective @ Centre Pompidou, Paris Catacombs button (creepy and awesome!), and last my David lightening bolt button from the recent David Bowie Is exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
A big thanks to Joel Carter, Director of Operations at the Busy Beaver Button Company and Museum, for the welcome, information, and tour of the museum. Also be sure and check out the incredible button collection at buttonmuseum.org.
Finally Betty and I are off but before we go here’s an invite to all to get out there and SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!
–The residual purpose of art is purposeless play. This play however, is an affirmation of life–Not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and one’s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord. -John Cage
Take note of these affirmations, at any given moment, all around you.