All works by the Wanted Artist Group are each fully collaborative works between three artists–John Wells, Erik Sanner, and Michael Renouard. Some works also contain contributions by guest artists Qian Qian Gao and Megumi Ueda. All works of art often underwent drastic changes as they changed hands. The only rule was that each artist must contribute to the work, and beyond that, there were no rules.
"Thank you for your cooperation" is written in Japanese on stickers covering the faces on posters of suspects who are apprehended. When these stickers are unavailable, a big red "X" through the face works just as well. This work began as an exploration of the marked-out-face motif, and ended with unpredicted results.
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