New York Times : Special Edition

Lambert, Steve and The Yes Men and et alii. New York Times : Special Edition. s.l.: Lambert, Steve; s.l.: The Yes Men, 2008.

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Abstract (English)

'' After the 2008 election of Barack Obama much of the United States population was excited about the future for the first time in years. With the Special Edition, we wanted to find a way to celebrate what we wanted, rather than criticize what we didn’t. We wanted to create our own vision instead of responding to others.One week after the election a newspaper hit the streets with the surprising headline: “IRAQ WAR ENDS”. Over 80,000 copies of this “Special Edition” of the New York Times were placed directly in commuters hands, free of charge, in several cities around the United States. The paper closely matched the design, look, and feel of Times in every way but for a few small details. Inside were 14 pages of “best case scenario” news that describing the world as it could be eight months in the future. '' -- Artist's website.

Types: Artists' publications ; Diaries
All Contributors: Lambert, Steve (Author); The Yes Men; et alii
Dossier: 420 - YES MEN, The (Collectif)
Collation: 12 p. : ill. ; 29 x 32 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: s.l.: Lambert, Steve; s.l.: The Yes Men
Artists: Bichlbaum, Andy; Lambert, Steve; The Yes Men
Keywords: COPY ART; POLITICAL ART; IRONY
Copyright Statement: The artists
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80,000 copies were freely distributed in New York in 2008.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2018 20:35
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 14:17
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/29073
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