ZOLLI & JUSTYN ZOLLI
The Golden Tickets is a free art project inspired by the work of Sal Randolph
and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," by Roald Dahl.
During the month of April, five hand-printed "golden tickets"
will be "reverse shoplifted" into retail locations and other
highly frequented spaces around New York City.
The finders of these tickets will be directed to www.thegoldentickets.org,
where they will learn that they are entitled to a free portrait by Justyn
Zolli, an artist working in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn. For those winners
not wishing to visit Justyn's studio, the portraits may be created from
photographs sent to the artist.
The tickets will be hidden throughout New York City.
tickets will be hidden starting April 1st. The project will end when all
tickets have been discovered.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Justyn Zolli is a Williamsburgh, Brooklyn-based artist who has been working
in New York City since 1999. He was educated at the Rhode Island School
of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University.
In addition to his work as a painter, Justyn is a master craftsman in
the field of stained and leaded glass design and restoration.
In his spare time he hunts north american wombats.
Andrew Zolli is a writer, technologist and consultant. He is currently
finishing his first book, "In Good Company", which will be published