On Sunday, the protesters in Zuccotti Park were heartened to see a plane dip and soar, forming the phrase “Last Chance.” This was obviously an attack on Wall Street! City Councilman Peter Vallone – who has a history of dealing harshly with street art – saw this “sky graffiti” as a form of terrorism. “The arts are supposed to generate conversation but not apprehension and fear,” he told reporters.
People at Occupy Wall Street also freaked out, assuming that the person writing (perhaps Anonymous?) was championing their cause. (Except for the one person who thought it was Bloomberg’s message to the protesters.)
So it must have been a letdown to learn that the writing had nothing to do with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It was a private arts project commissioned by the High Line, as we reported yesterday. So why did Occupy Wall Streeters read so much into a bunch of clouds? Read More