N.E. Thing Co. Centennial Project Sticker. N E. Thing Co., Iain and Ingrid Baxter.
N.E. Thing Co. Centennial Project Sticker

N.E. Thing Co. Centennial Project Sticker

A small foil/silver metallic sticker by the N.E. Thing Co., the important Canadian conceptual art group and company that was comprised primarily of Iain Baxter and Ingrid Baxter. The sticker announces the Centennial Project exhibition at the Douglas Gallery (September 1-15, 1967) and includes small printed instructions to cut the sticker along the dotted line (to make a shape similar to the inflatables N.E. Thing Co. was known for). The sticker backing is printed and reads "arts canada aug. - sept. 1967 no. 111-112." In addition to being mailed out in small envelopes, these stickers were inserted into 15,000 copies of the magazine artscanada to promote the exhibition.

A button was also produced promoting the opening, and listed the "preview" date as August 25. The exhibition included vacuum-formed reliefs, bagged landscapes, and clouds with carrying cases. Reportedly at the opening, the floors and walls of the gallery were sealed with plastic and the space was flooded ankle-deep with water, hot dog stands were installed, balloons were added, and it was declared it a "Beach Party Swim-in" by Baxter. 1967 was Canada's Centennial year.

In 2005, Iain Baxter legally added an “&” to his name, becoming Baxter&, to reflect his collaborative approach to art-making. Baxter& is sometimes called Canada's first conceptual artist, and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003. Item #1065.

Condition: Fine, faint scuffs to the foil surface of sticker.

Exhibition Announcement
N.E. Thing Co. and Geo G. Fleming Co.
2.875" x 2.25"
Foil sticker with backing
Vancouver, B.C.: 1967

Price: $60.00