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Monument to the Death of Art and Life in Venice

ID Number: 942
Maker: Venice City Council; Carlos Callejo
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: circa 1970s
Place Made: United States: California, Venice
Measurements: 56 cm x 43.5 cm; 22 1/16 in x 17 1/8 in
Main Subject: Housing
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Monument To The Death Of Art And Life In Venice... Here Lies Main And Rose Grosser Than Washington Square More Powerful Than A Herd Of Condos Displaces People In A Single Bound It's The $2,000,000.00 Tombstone For More Info. Contact The Venice City Council Or Call 3966876 Or 8224724... S.P.A. R [S.P.A.R.C]


Acquisition Number: 1993-092
Translation: Monumento a la muerte de la vida de Venice. Aquí yacen Main y Rose Más repugnante que Washington Square Más poderoso que una manada de condominios Desplaza al pueblo de una vez Una lápida de $2,000,000.00 La organización de la comunidad retrasó el aburguesamiento en la ciudad de Venice – casi 30 años separan los carteles 21 y 22. Todavía era posible encontrar viviendas asequibles en Venice hasta el 2015, año en que Snapchat, Google y Yahoo! empezaron a comprar todos los de oficina y vivienda disponibles para ampliar sus operaciones y alojar a sus empleados. Se añadió insulto a la lesión cuando los corredores de bienes raíces comenzaron a referirse a Venice Beach como "Silicon Beach."
Production Notes: On pale yellow paper; Carlos had workshop at SPARC with Silkscreen press. Made at SPARC

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
Community organizing slowed gentrification in Venice—almost thirty years separate posters 21 & 22. It was still possible to find affordable housing in Venice until 2015, when Snapchat, Google, and Yahoo began buying all available office and residential spaces in order to expand their operations and house their employees. Insult was added to injury when real estate agents began referring to Venice Beach as “Silicon Beach.”



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