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At the DNC and RNC, the artist team ligorano/reese set up a project, The State of Things, that melted in the hot afternoon sun. It would seem that the visual message was too apt to not re-use: In a new, time-based event, called Main Street Meltdown the artists will install the word “Economy,” carved in ice, in Foley Square, […]

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At the DNC and RNC, the artist team ligorano/reese set up a project, The State of Things, that melted in the hot afternoon sun. It would seem that the visual message was too apt to not re-use:

In a new, time-based event, called Main Street Meltdown the artists will install the word “Economy,” carved in ice, in Foley Square, using the New York Supreme Court as a back drop. The artists chose Foley Square, close to the heart of Wall Street, as the site to focus on the timeliness of the financial crisis in the final week of the presidential campaign. The artists refer to Main Street Meltdown as a “temporary sculpture.”

The monument measures 15 feet long, 5 feet tall, and weighs almost 1,500 pounds. It is the fourth in a series of ice sculptures by the artists that deal with important political issues. 

It is not often I learn of new work via The Consumerist, but as the work demonstrates, these are exraordinary times.