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Imagining a new New Deal…


It was almost 80 years ago that Franklin Roosevelt’s administration initiated the New Deal.  Recognizing that those days have a poignant resonance with our own, Ready Made asked a number of contemporary artists to “reimagine the populist poster art of the first Great Depression”…

Christoph Niemann

See the others at Ready Made.

[TotH to VSL]


As we recall our roots, we might send heartfelt birthday wishes to Alexandre Dumas fils; he was born– the illegitimate child of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay, a dressmaker, and novelist Alexandre Dumas on this date in 1824.  A novelist and playwright, Dumas fils is probably best remembered for his romantic novel The Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux camélias); adapted into a play, Camile, which became the basis for Verdi’s 1853 opera, La Traviata… and then for any number of plays and movies, including Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.

Business? Why, it’s very simple: business is other people’s money.

– La Question d’argent (1857), Act II, sc. vii



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