Hans Haacke’s Apocalyptic Horse of our Economy

is barely kicking….

 

 

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Gift Horse, 2014,

bronze with black patina and wax finish, stainless steel fasteners and supports and 1/4 inch flexible LED display with stainless steel armature and polycarbonate face. 

 

Hans Haacke, German born 1936, active New York.  Courtesy of the artist on loan to the New Museum, NY in 2019/2020

Commissioned by the Mayor of London’s 4th Plinth Program and first installed in Trafalgar Square in 2014. 

 

A bow is tied around the frontal thighbone of the skeletal horse as around a gift.  In New York it was displaying the FTLE 100 ticker of the New York Stock Exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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