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Photo: Be Here Now

Be Here Now

Matthew Hoffman
Materials: High Density Polyethylene
Oleson + Hobbie Architects, LLC
Selling Price: $15,000

Artist Statement:

Be Here Now is about being in the moment. Don't get hung up on the future. Don't worry about the past. Be yourself and be here...right now.

About Matthew Hoffman

Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago-based artist and designer whose public works have been exhibited internationally. Hoffman often works with oversized phrases in the public sphere. His ideas and work have been included in Good, the New York Times Magazine, and Ready Made. He has been published in books by Gestalten, Droog, and Taschen, and was featured in a segment on the Oprah network. Matthew is the Custodian of “You Are Beautiful”, the little sticker that started a worldwide phenomenon. This message, spread by the community, has touched lives on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). It began simply with 100 stickers printed in 2002 in Chicago, and has since evolved into block long murals, public installations, and exhibitions at cultural institutions involving thousands of artists.