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Tip of the Iceberg
Maker: David Loewenstein
Date Made: 2011
Place Made: United States: Kansas, Lawrence
Measurements: 68.6 cm x 33 cm; 27 in x 13 in
Main Subject: Economics; Corporations
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Zuccotti Tip Of The Iceberg [artist signature] D. Loewenstein '11
Acquisition Number: 2013-175
Part of a group of spray-paint stencils made in support of the Occupy Movement and distributed widely through the Occuprint collective. Artist statement: "This was my response to the dismissal by many of Occupy as just a New York thing. It's based on both a metaphor, that Zuccotti Park is an iceberg, and on a veiled analogy to the Titanic disaster. What's not spelled out in the image, but helped drive my process, is the story of the Titanic and the hubris that led to its sinking. In early versions, I had a little ship about to hit the Zuccotti iceberg, and even tried out text like 'Beware Captains of the 1%'. In the end I felt like I was complicating my main idea -- that the movement is much larger than the encampments -- so I took out the Titanic references."
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.