Flo Fo

2013

15.5 x 7 x 4.5 ft. (variable)

aged and oxidized sheet metal, wood, steel, speaker, light bulb, machine parts, sewing machine, electric wire, metal wire, guitar string, guitar amplifier, finger nail, fishing weights, CD player, recording of opera vocalist: Florence Foster Jenkins.

 

Flo Fo was the radio nickname given to Florence Foster Jenkins, famously considered the worst opera singer of all time. As a beloved socialite and patron of the New York music scene of the 20s and 30s, she had her moment in the spotlight when she gave a memorable performance at Carnegie Hall to a full house. Her most famous quote is: “people can say I couldn’t sing but nobody can say I didn’t sing…”

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