"N.Y.C. – B.Q.E." (1987)

"N.Y.C. – B.Q.E.," 1987
Painted steel, plastic laminates, fiberglass, wood, paint, lawn furniture, and awnings, 15 x 35 x 9 inches. Installation view: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
© Judy Pfaff

"I think there’s always a melancholy in the work, though everyone has always thought of my work as being very happy, or jaunty, or- what’s that word I get- an explosion in a glitter factory. There’s always something that seemed carefree, easygoing. I can hardly remember that. I mean I can have a good time and I can be lighthearted. But there’s another quality that will get in, especially with the latest works."

- Judy Pfaff