Three issues of the Fair Contract News were distributed in support of the November/December 2022 strike at The New School, the longest adjunct strike in US history.
I used to think that to be relevant as an artist was to participate in the logic of the market, but that changed in 2011…This visual reflection was published in Hyperallergic on the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.All original images are pen and ink on paper with digital color.
The Graphic story is entitled “The Giant Pit.” It’s a meditation on art and the economy of the future, the legacy of the Guggenheim family, and hopefully you’ll appreciate the dark narrative humor and intense detail of the drawings as you journey into the future-past. It was published by the magazine L’internationale Online, platform of research, debate, and communication supported by a number of progressive museums across Europe. This excellent issue focuses on Class and Redistribution.
My graphic story is here, page 77 (39 in the 2 page layout).
While Trump appears to have sparked a progressive uprising in the art world, there remains a battle between a grassroots struggle to redistribute power, and those who place institutional preservation at the center.
During the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the artist wandered Zuccotti Park as a talking coin giving voice to the complaints of a faltering democracy in the face of concentrated corporate wealth. Then one day an old Yippie, famous for pie-in-the facing Washington elites, admonished him to leave the comfort of the occupation in search of more productive confrontations.