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Daily Poster - Complaints! An Inalienable Right — 3/11/14

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Price Tag City by R. O. Blechman R. O. Blechman is an illustrator and animated filmmaker. His work has graced fourteen covers of The New Yorker, and his films were screened at The Museum of Modern Art in 2003.  A member of the New York Art Director’s Hall of Fame since 1992, his work was exhibited in 2012 at the Norman Rockwell Museum, and in 2014 at the School of Visual Arts for their Master Series. His poster comments on his long history with New York City. As he explains, “ ‘Some things are not for sale,’ declared Bill Moyers in 1987. Air, light, space, charm, character, history…the list could go on and on for all the qualities too many cities have lost.  My New York was still O. Henry’s ‘Babylon on the Hudson’ when I was a young man in the 1950s—a glorious hodgepodge of architectural styles and business districts—Third Avenue’s Antique Row, Fourth Avenue’s Book Row 52nd Street’s Jazz Alley. The price tag has replaced it all.”

Complaints! An Inalienable Right is a poster exhibition curated by Steven Heller in conjunction with Power of Design 2014: Complaints.