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Misael Soto's Giant Towel Takes a Road Trip Up the East Coast

Soto and his towel on Miami Beach in May.
Soto and his towel on Miami Beach in May.
Ilana Shulevitz

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After three Miami Beach appearances, Misael Soto is rolling up his jumbo-sized beach towel and taking it for a trip up the East Coast.

Soto, who uses art for social tests and exercises, has set a schedule to visit 10 very different beaches along America's shore in an effort to bring together beachgoers, or, at the least, watch them awkwardly try to break through the comfort barrier.

"I'm excited to get different reactions as I move from place to place," says the Florida artist. "It'll be very interesting to see how people change as I go up the coast. People say Southerners are nice. Let's see."

Misael Soto's Giant Towel Takes a Road Trip Up the East Coast

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