“What we want to do is create an art form that has a mass appeal that has the context of a popular art form, a popular thing like a race, but also works at on high level that is the pieces could be shown in an art gallery or a museum as well” — WSRS Co-Founder Geoffrey Koetsch, News 4 Video, Milwaukee, 1987
People’s Sculpture Racing was directly inspired by the World Sculpture Racing Society, which ran races during the Cambridge River Festival and in other national and international locales in the 1980s.
The Society was founded by Geoffrey Koetsch (a/k/a Jeff Kage) and Kirby Scudder. Integral members of the society included Arthur Ganson, Bill Wainwright, George Greenamyer and Pat Keck. Its events were “part street theater, part performance art, part sporting event….” writes Keck.
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Please see artists subpages, which includes examples of their racing sculptures and suggestions for designers.
Currently, all photos in these pages are by Geoffrey Koetsch and by his permission.