Above's ‘AIG Easter Egg Hunt' Parodies Financial Bailouts

 - Apr 11, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
References: goabove & woostercollective
What's Easter without a little holiday street art? This 'AIG Easter Egg Hunt' piece by Above lampoons the financial bailout crisis quite concisely. As the little children wail and overturn their empty baskets in disgust, the AIG businessman stands triumphant with his full basket of nest eggs. Nice.

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Implications - Art will always be inspired by the world that surrounds the artist -- from the events that occur to the people they encounter. By focusing on the big societal issues artists can create works that will connect to a wide audience. Through their mediums they are able to express what people struggle to put into words.