emory douglass

Posted in Art by akacocolopez on July 21, 2008

He’s part of the previously mentioned show at Ps.1, but thought I would expand a little more on his work as well, since I was not expecting to see it there.

“I came to this idea about the president being a puppet, a mouthpiece for big corporate business. I wanted to illustrate, with the stock market page and symbols from corporate America, that everything was in the hands of a few corporations. All the money that was being spent on these campaigns, when the president get elected, whoever gave the most millions was gonna get the best deal.

Today people undersand this, but at the time, we were educating the masses.”

– Emory Douglas, August 18, 2007.


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