Lisa Ricci
Brown Bag Lunch
1996
paper bag, silkscreen
5.5" x 10.5" x 3.5"
I created a signed limited edition of 100 brown paper bags. Inside each bag was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The bags were installed at San Jose State University on April 2, 1996. The first 100 visitors who visited the art building were invited to take a bag. Some people kept the bags, while others threw them away. The worth of the bag (like any collector's item) is proportional to the number that still exist.

Text on bags:
(front): PBJ
(back): i am the girl who sits by myself eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

It took 3 hours, 10 loaves of bread, 7 pounds of peanut butter and 6 pounds of jelly for me to make 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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