Found, and lost as well.
For a number of months now, observant New Yorkers have been treated to a twist on the traditional Lost & Found posters that have graced light posts, mailboxes and bulletin boards from coast to coast, and as long as one would care to remember. Although usual in format, these posters are unusual in that they only contain the handwritten words "LOST" or "FOUND" with a phone number in the same hand. No blurry photo of a sad faced family pet that answers to the name "Mr. Jingles" nor the desperate plea and reward for the return of a Rolex that holds a sentimental value far greater than its street value.
Curious callers will be dryly asked to press "one" to leave a message about something they have lost, or press "two" to leave a message about something they have found, it's that simple. A last prompt directs the listener to go to www.lostandfoundroom.com to hear what others have lost or found.
Devised by the New York based public art collaborative, Illegal Art, Lost & Found captures these uncensored snippets that run from the predictable, "I lost my virginity" to the pointed "I found that many people are ignorant" or the oddly heartfelt "I found out that I am not afraid to watch Saved By the Bell".