‘Occupy Wall Street’ Art On Display Across From New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The art of “Occupy Wall Street” is on display in a 24-hour exhibit.
Daniele Kohn organized the display “No Comment,” and pointed to an exhibit called “Credit Crunch,” with a decomposing, bleeding pig’s head.
“Right now there’s a rotting apple and a big pig’s head. It’s a real pig’s head and it’s been decomposing. It’s been sprayed with something so that the flies aren’t attracted, but it is decomposing,” she told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman. “You can read into the pig all you wish.”
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There are also more traditional pieces to see, such as a collage made of fake dollar bills, with “In Oil We Lust” scrolled across.
“We had a guy here who made an American flag out of dollar bills, 400 dollar bills,” Kohn said. “And he was burning pieces.”
“There’s a peace shrine. And so this is kind of the music of the peace shrine that you are hearing,” Kohn said.
The show occupies space built in 1914 as the headquarters for JP Morgan, right across the street from the New York Stock Exchange.
“Because we can’t have tents in the park, we put tents in here because it’s a more legitimate space,” she said.
This occupation was only supposed to last 24 hours, but the protesters want to extend that deadline.
“Now ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is looking for donations to keep this space open as kind of a multi-use space,” Kohn said.
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