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“The gallery mediates a sort of creative sublimation of fandom, with its inimitable rawness and verve.”
“Whatever It Takes features Steelers tattoos, fan garb, homemade football shrines … everything you can imagine and some things you can’t. Visitors are invited to consider Steelers fandom in light of working-class identity and the desire for stability during periods of economic upheaval. Or they can just think about how much ass Jack “Splat” Lambert used to kick.”
With these temporary tattoos you aren’t just wearing some of the finest Steeler tattoos found in Pittsburgh tattoo parlors and at Steelers games, but you can also “wear” another person’s nipples, moles, and body hair if you choose.
NY Times Sports’ #1 Most Emailed Article for two days. “An exhibit that explores the culture of Steelers Nation and the personal relationship between the team and its fans.”
“It’s a shrine to Steeler mania and a testament to the fans’ intensely personal relationship with the team”
In the Top News segment for two news cycles. “Whatever It Takes features some of the most dedicated and unique aspects of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans, the Steeler Nation”
“Art of the Steel: A New CMU Exhibit Celebrates Steelers Fandom”
You, too, can wear all the Super Bowl rings that the Pittsburgh Steelers have won, with these custom-made, handknit gloves.
The first major gallery exhibition to present sports fanaticism as a significant form of cultural production, bridging the assumed gap between sports and the arts.
This is a new map of the world representing Steeler Nation, where countries that don’t have a fan base for the Pittsburgh NFL team don’t exist.