Adding insult to injury, the 1 Percent are treating the 99 Percent’s efforts in the Occupy Movement as art.
Sebastian Errazuriz, a Brooklyn artist, is selling signs used in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations through his art exhibit. The hopes of Errazuriz is to get members of the 1 Percent to purchase the artwork and put “the ideas of one group into the homes of another and at the same time getting the rich to support the cause of the 99%.”
There are only eight different designs, all painted onto wooden folding chairs, and there are ten copies of each. The chairs have various slogans, such as, “1% Rich 99% Poor,” “I’m So Angry I Made A Sign,” and “Hungry? Eat a Banker.”
For those looking to buy a chair, the price tags sit at $2,500 per chair.
Some are questioning the motives of the artist. While he may be trying to put out the word on the political movement, he is doing so in a way that is putting great amounts of money into his pocket. Some see it as one man’s way of taking advantage of a movement in order to better his own financial situation.