Tonight we are out for an evening in celebration of the 30th birthday of the Guerrilla Girls, who join us in projecting their “Dear Art Collector Billionaire” project around Chelsea and onto the front of the brand new Whitney Museum on the night of the museum’s opening block party.
The message: “Dear Art Collector: Art is sooo expensive! Even for billionaires! We completely understand why you can’t pay all your employees a living wage!” #poorartbillionaires
Famous for their tongue-in-cheek criticisms of female representation in the art world, we stand with the Guerrilla Girls in questioning the disparate costs and values apparent in the price of museums, the value of art, and the unlivable wages paid to museum and gallery staff.