a blog by ryan hayes

Why They Are Rich

This 1923 advertisement for a Swiss department store (PKZ) by Otto Morach reminded me of gangster capitalism and the spectacle of actions like Billionaires for Bush, or more recently Queer Billionaires for the G20 (starting @ 1:39),  so in my quick re-mix I tried to represent power structures, growing inequality, placation and the limitations of “legitimate”, state-sanctioned resistance. Pulled from Alain Weill’s The Poster: a worldwide survey and history.

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