I was at an art exhibit in Chicago recently and these pieces from 1972 and 1973 caught my eye.
Description: The pieces…
“subvert the authority of the US dollar by swapping out its patriotic images and slogans for others they feel more accurately capture the American spirit: the national motto is replaced with “In Evil We Trust”, the Lincoln Memorial from the five-dollar bill barely visible under what is apparently a pile of excrement, and a bloated Nixon takes Ben Franklin’s Place.”
Art as social commentary. Art is social commentary.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones
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