Shain Gandee, 04.13


Scrap art | $350

Shain Gandee was a 21-year-old cast member of MTV’s “reality” show, “Buckwild,” who died accidentally when the tail pipe of his truck was submerged in mud, causing carbon monoxide to fill his cabin and smother him. He was doing what he loved to do, driving off-road in the West Virginia hills, drunk, with his friends.

This is made of a bunch of automotive parts, including an exhaust system, headlight, dashboard, rear-view mirror, license plate, bottle opener, and other junk.

I had seen the show a couple of times, was not a fan, but was surprisingly saddened by the news of his death. I thought about all the stupid behavior of my own youth that I somehow survived.