When traders on r/wallstreetbets started bankrupting short sellers of GameStop and AMC stock, social media rejuvenated imagery stretching back to the 19th century.
The vandal, a 42-year-old truck driver from Dallas, left the bull with a six-inch gash and several other deep scratches. According to eye-witnesses, he was ranting about President Donald Trump while bashing the bull.
Khaled Jarrar is offering vials of his blood on Wall Street, priced to match defense contractors’ stock, as a commentary on the military-industrial complex.
The bronze statue installed by an advertising firm and a financial firm represents basically everything that’s wrong with our society.
“Fearless Girl” was installed on the eve of International Women’s Day as part of a call on the financial industry to put more women in leadership positions.
Artist Otto Von Danger (aka Otto Ewen) has created “The Burn Wall Street Project” at this year’s Burning Man and set it on fire.
Today I walked the picket line with members of Occupy Wall Street who are in their seventh day of protest against big banks and corporations. As rain clouds darkened, a group of protesters began to assemble and lead the way out of Liberty Plaza, with several cops bringing up the line. Things remained under control and relatively peaceful, but there was plenty of tension in the air.
“Today is day 5,” read a sign in the midst of thousands of people camping out at Liberty Plaza yesterday, steps away from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. It’s been a week since the Occupy Wall Street protests have gotten underway, and the protesters are not backing down, pledging to continue on for months if necessary.
“Something I Guarantee You’ve Never Done Before” was the title of the Facebook invitation I got. “Hmm.” I thought. The invitation was somewhat secretive, but the link that was provided confirmed what I suspected. Being somewhat familiar with Olek’s work from some of the press she’s gotten, I knew it would involve spending time in a full-body crocheted costume. A few weeks later after determining I didn’t have anything better to do (and I mean that in the best possible way), I decided to go for it. Crocheting is a very occasional hobby of mine. I’ve always had an affinity for it over knitting, which seems to be the hipper of these crafts, and I wanted to get more familiar with Olek’s work after her last show titled KnittingisforPus*****.
Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project by Zefrey Throwell, Ocularpation: Wall Street, get naked and three are arrested and are awaiting court appearances. America, consider this your wake up call.
Brent Burket (aka Heart as Arena) has a report on artist Dread Scott’s “Money to Burn” performance in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday … it included a lighter, US currency, cops, and confused tourists …