Freep Features Vile Spoof on its Homepage

August 14, 2013
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Eight days after he installed his controversial “Crisco Fist (Vessel of Hope)” under the Joe Louis fist, artist-provocateur Jerry Vile has targeted the city of Detroit again. And once again, it didn’t take long for his statement pieces to be taken down.

Driven by Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing, Vile and a small crew of people tagged some of Detroit’s most iconic landmarks Wednesday with pink, yellow and green DayGlo price tags that included the message: “Motor City Going Out of Business Sale.”

Vile and friends stamped Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” at the Detroit Institute of Arts with a giant pink price tag and slashed the make-believe sale price on the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain at Hart Plaza.

Click here for the full article at the Detroit Free Press.

 

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