Martin Creed installation

Photo: Claudia Viggiano

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No matter what crappy thing your boss has just emailed to you, no matter how far off track you've veered from your life plan, no matter how huge that pile of laundry has become, in the end, artist Martin Creed wants to remind you that everything is going to be alright. To that end, he's installed his minimalist-in-style, maximalist-in-meaning sign on buildings all around the world. The one above is from the Scottish National Gallery. Next stop: Vancouver. 2014? 2015?

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