Your Memorial Day Weekend in 12 Artworks

Leo Villareal Flag (2010)

Leo Villareal, Flag (2010).

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!

Andrew Bush Woman caught in traffic while heading southwest on U.S. Route 101 near the Topanga Canyon Boulevard exit, Woodland Hills, California, at 5:38 p.m. in the sumer of 1989

Andrew Bush, Woman caught in traffic while heading southwest on U.S. Route 101 near the Topanga Canyon Boulevard exit, Woodland Hills, California, at 5:38 p.m. in the sumer of 1989.

Which means, this is how you will look when you’re stuck in traffic on the way out of town.

John Tweddle Traffic Jam, 1969

John Tweddle, Traffic Jam (1969).

And this is a bird’s eye view of how you will look when you’re stuck in traffic.

chambliss-giobbi-mobius-beltway

Chambliss Giobbi, Mobius Beltway (2013).

You might start to feel like the road you’re on is just an endless loop of cars packed in bumper-to-bumper.

Eric Fischl Beach (1990)

Eric Fischl,Beach (1990).

You’re probably looking forward to a day on the beach that looks something like this.

Fernando Botero The Beach, 2009

Fernando Botero, The Beach (2009).

But in reality, the beach scene you encounter may look more like this.

David LaChapelle Death by Hamburger (2001)

David LaChapelle, Death by Hamburger (2001).

You might grill something similar to this, though it will hopefully be much smaller, and not inflatable.

Andy Warhol Hamburger (1986)

Andy Warhol, Hamburger (1986).

It will probably look more like this.

David James Gilhooly Frog Hot Dog, 1978

David James Gilhooly, Frog Hot Dog (1978).

We really hope it looks nothing like this, because this is terrifying.

Craig Norton Picnic (2013)

Craig Norton, Picnic (2013).

You may have a picnic on the grass.

Jonathan Wateridge Pool Party (2010)

Jonathan Wateridge, Pool Party (2010).

Or even attend a swanky party.

But really, it doesn’t matter what you end up doing, because you’re probably just happy you don’t have to go to work on Monday.