OCCUPIED FORTUNE

£100.00

During the Occupy movement (remember that?) I visited the camp in the centre of Shefield, in Yorkshire; it wasn't as big as those in London or New York, but shared the same values and the same dogged tenacity. Taped to a tent I found a hand-written sheet of A4 paper with these words on it: 'If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend they are role models.' That struck me very deeply, and I copied it down. I asked whi had written it, but it had in turn been copied from somewhere else. Later on I tried to find its origin by searching on the internet, but aside from learning that in many places it was atrributed to a 'B. Lester' I never found out any more than that.
This print is my version of that handwritten A4 sheet...

Edition of 99

Year: 2011

Medium: Screenprint

Description: Signed, numbered and embossed by the artist.

Paper size 760mm x 550mm

Print size 730mm x 530mm

Available 12

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