After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
by Soner Ön
32p, color, 7"x10"
The farce of capitalism pretty much rests on the surface of old Richie Rich comics in a spunky sortof brainless way. Soner Ön does it one better, and makes it count, painstakingly transforming Richie into a black kid on 32 vintage comic covers and suddenly the Poor Little Rich Boy gets wrested into a dialogue about race and wealth. This is when pop culture wrangling gets smart and important. -EF