Jeremy Dean, CEO Stagecoach (Central Park 6), 2010, converted HUMMER H2

Recently seen around Central Park: carriage shaped cars dragged along by clopping horses. For his piece “Back to Futurama,” artist Jeremy Dean gutted a gas-guzzling 8 mile-per-gallon HUMMER H2 and revamped it into a silver chrome, LED light-ridden, mega audio system decked “CEO Stagecoach” – a horse-drawn testament to the collapse of the auto-industry.

It’s quite effective in terms of mocking the luxurious indulgences that helped ebb the crisis we’re still so very deeply in. Makes horse abuse a little more legitimate.

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