The Best Website Hack of 2007: MoMA ecards Take a Hit

by Art Fag City on February 27, 2007 Events

Screen grab AFC

This may well be my favorite web project this year: A hacker taking the voice of Jenny Holzer sends a selection of truisms to MoMA president Glenn Lowry in the form of a MoMA ecard. I can’t imagine Lowry, who just last week was reported by the Times to have received an undisclosed 5.35 million dollars in addition to his regular pay check will be pleased to have such a viral form of media propagating across the net with his letterhead on it. Any bets on how long the card will remain on the site? UPDATE: The Jenny Holzer ecard disappeared even before this post went up, as Tyler Green linked to it shortly before I did. The letter itself disappeared around 9:15 pm)

The letter transcribed below for your convenience.

From: Jenny Holzer

Dear Glenn,

It’s been a while since we’ve talked. I miss you. We’ll have to do lunch next time you’re downtown.

Just because we haven’t spoken lately doesn’t mean that you haven’t been on my mind. I mean, it’s been impossible not to think of you recently–what with all that pesky news coverage about trustees and tax forms and influence and whatnot. (Don’t worry; it’s not that bad. Even though it was on page 1 of the Times, it was below the fold. Hardly anyone looks down there.)

Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you that you’re still tops in my book and that you’re frequently in my thoughts. I was actually thinking about you while I made this little e-card for your marketing department. I guess that means that you’ve become my muse! Thanks for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy the piece.



Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: