FAITH XLVII's Full Moon Print Release
As wages stagnate, lack of affordable housing reaches crisis levels, and the economy cautions a second recession in 15 years, people look for answers, or more realistically, people to blame for hardships they face on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. Billionaires and capitalism seem to be at the crosshairs, but for street artist FAITH XLVII, Milton Friedman, an architect of Neoliberal thought, is to blame.
In her latest critique, the South African-born muralist incorporates found objects of Neoliberal thought, pages from Milton Friedman's Price Theory, a key piece of literature from the prolific economist whose theories influenced global monetary theory for decades, and adds a four-layer, screenprinting method to create Petroleum.
Chomping down on its mouthpiece, a horse toils on pages displaying Friedman's concepts; "supply curves and cost curves," "the size distribution of income," "theory of demand," and the "theory of capital." Petroleum takes an honest look at the relentless beast, the legacy of unrestrained Neoliberalism.
The four-layer screenprint is signed and numbered, measures 7.8 by 10.2 inches, and comes in an edition of 100. Available to purchase here.