MOMA Acquires Occupy Wall Street Art

Two years after the Occupy Wall Street protest began in New York’s Zuccotti Park, the posters that plastered the city in support of the movement have found a home in one of the America’s major art museums. New York’s Museum of Modern Art acquired the Occuprint Portfolio, a collection of 31 screenprints curated by the Brooklyn Artists Alliance and published in 2012. Christophe Cherix, Moma’s chief curator of drawings and prints, said the museum had not explicitly been looking for Occupy-related artwork, but it came across the portfolio while looking for works that capture what is happening in New York and are representative of what the city’s artists are working on.

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