In 2001 an 8.8 oz. Illy coffee tin was filled with the cremated remains of Mary Ellen Carroll’s father and placed in the glove compartment of the 1985 Buick Riviera that she inherited from him. The tin remained in that location as the car was shipped across the Atlantic for the realization of the performance Late, in which the vehicle was crashed into the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München. When the car was shipped back to the United States, the Illy tin remained in the glove compartment, undisturbed by U.S. customs agents. An image and description of the contents of the Illy tin were sent in 2006 to auction houses for valuation. Half of the contents were used in the performance Whatever it Takes at the Power House in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2007. In the piece, the artist dressed in a polar bear suit and ascended a dead smokestack to dump half of the tin of ashes down the chimney.