On June 1st, 1999, I wrote the following letter to Amy Poll - who at the time managed the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City:
Dear Ms. Poll,
Enclosed you will find 9 recently completely paintings. As the artist responsible for their creation, I would like to give them to you. As the new owner, you may throw them in the nearest trash can, give them to friends, paint over them, sell them or smash them to pieces. I do not wish for their return nor expect in exchange any monetary compensation.
Also enclosed you will find one disposable camera to document the fate of these nine paintings, and a provided self addressed stamped envelope to return the camera. The photographs are to be included in an exhibition taking place in Seattle this summer. You will be credited as the recipient of the paintings as well as the photographer of any returned images. I apologize for any inconvenience this package may bring and hope that your inclusion in this experiment is not entirely unwelcome. Opening night of the exhibition is June 24, 1999.
As part of the Arts Edge Festival at the Seattle Center, 9 full scale photographs of the original paintings were hung, along side three photographs returned from the Leo Castelli Gallery. No written correspondence was included with the return of the camera.