Credit Crunch Street Art, Shoreditch, 2008
Image by World of Good
Fly poster art. Caption ‘£1000 will buy this car must use cash for next urban art auction’ (see ‘All sizes’ above for large version);. This is a pastiche/paste-up/rework-up of the famous 1929 Depression photograph. Then the caption read: ‘0 will buy this car must have cash lost all on the stock market’; Just as advertising plays back new creative trends so street art plays back historic images coloured with contemporary irony. The new version has no power, but it might raise a weak smile. I like the riot cops arriving stage left. Was the original ’29 photo genuine or a stunt? Perhaps it referenced an earlier work from an earlier crisis?
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