Last week I was in Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful
I was happy to be part of this festival which aims to bring together
music, art, food, and learning in downtown Las Vegas. With the help
of my crew and securing a location with the LIB curatorial arm Just
Kids, I completed my Corporate Welfare mural, which in this time in
the election season is a message to continue to push through. This
piece is a comment on corporate subsidy. While average Americans
struggle to make ends meet, many profitable industries and
corporations receive tax breaks and subsidies due to the dangerously
disproportionate influence corporations have on politics and policy,
specifically the oil and gas industries which have continued to have a
stronghold on Washington. If you want to learn more about how these
corporations support the Republican party, check out the numbers from
the Center for Responsive Politics HERE
Thanks to Life is Beautiful
for allowing me to take this message to
the streets. And thanks for allowing me to be a part of the learning
portion of the festival with my talk which was brief but
well-attended. I appreciate everyone who came out to listen.
As comes with most of my public murals, the space was a little
different that what we were told ahead of time, but luckily I’m used
to adapting on the the fly. A massive thank you as always to my team
- Dan Flores, Nicholas Bowers, Rob Zagula and Jon Furlong.
Next time you’re in Las Vegas check it out, and see Jon’s photos below.
Thanks for caring!