ADAM SMITH MEMORIAL
john hawke ADAM SMITH MEMORIAL Produced by Ricardo Crespi Gallery
Adam Smith Memorial
uration: 1 hour; an
Produced by Ricardo Crespi Gallery

Intention: a ludic imitation of dynamics of the neoliberal state (transferal of assets from public domain).
john hawke ADAM SMITH MEMORIAL
invisible hand balloon

john hawke ADAM SMITH MEMORIAL


Action: creation of memorial (flashing lights, construction signage, fake permits) to economist Adam Smith and his concept of the invisible hand of market forces; appropriation of public (parking) space as private property, giant balloon hand attached to top of pyramid.
john hawke ADAM SMITH MEMORIAL
destruction of structure

Reaction public confusion; fake permit ripped off of memorial base (replaced), tagged by graffitists; knocked over after three weeks, later removed by city.

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