Above: Coke O'Neal's installation "Forty-three People" in his show "Please Mr. Bowie, Come to My Show", at Mixed Greens.
And now, some trivia regarding the number 43 (totally unrelated to Coke's show, but rather interesting):
London was founded as the Roman town of Londinium in 43 A.D.
It requires 43 muscles to frown. :-(
Only 43 women survived at the Battle of Danno-ura, which occurred in the Japanese Inland Sea on April 24, 1185.
There are 43 species of birds in Antarctica.
The party size required to ensure at least one fivesome of mutual friends or strangers is at least 43, but the exact number remains unknown.
Licor 43, also known as "Cuarenta Y Tres" (meaning 43 in Spanish), is a liqueur made in Spain for over a thousand years dating back to the time of the Carthaginians. It is a bright yellow color and derives its name from the fact that it is supposedly a mixture of 43 different ingredients.
The world's oldest known captive goldfish, Tish, died peacefully at home in his tank at the age of at least 43 in 1999.
NASCAR races begin with 43 cars and drivers.
Leonard Owen Johnson Associates reported in 2001 that tobacco smoke contains at least 43 chemicals that are known carcinogens.
Ostriches can sprint in short bursts up to 43 miles per hour.
It is possible to form three sums of primes with the prime value of 43 using the ten first primes: 2+5+7+29 = 3+17+23 = 11+13+19 = 43.
Barbie and Ken, the most popular fashion dolls in the world, broke up after 43 years. This was probably due to Ken's reluctance to get married.
John F. Kennedy became the youngest man elected President of the United States at the age of 43.
all of the above info taken from this source.