Agnès Varda, Black Panthers, 1968
Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993)
"Like the Jenny Holzer pieces, you’ve got a lot of people saying, ‘What the fuck is that? What the fuck is that supposed to mean?’ And it’s like, well, why are you angry about that and you’re not angry about anything else you see here? About drug dealing, about people with drugs, about homelessness, but you’re getting mad about this sign because people feel it doesn’t belong here. And they feel all the other stuff does." (Theatre Electrician) (x)
lets talk about how brilliant like FUCKING BRILLIANT putting these on old grindhouse marquees is/was. we see these truisms a lot on here and are already familiar w them bcs of it but theyre often presented de-contextualized or like, seen as just a theater marquee but knowing the history of this area and the significance of these words on them…. wowowow.
via www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp 河鍋暁斎 「狂画芋だこ合戦のづ」