The documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles focuses on artist Justin Duerr’s quest to find the maker of the so-called Toynbee tiles that have been embedded in streets across the US and in South America over the past 30 years.
In a nut shell, this is about obsession on several levels. I can’t say more than that, because this is a must-see and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.
I spotted the above tile a few years ago somewhere on the Lower East Side in NYC, and the one below is on 6th St., right in front of the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati.
I first read about this documentary on Bowery Boogie a couple of years ago and then forgot about it until it recently popped up on Netflix.