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Ed Ruscha and Jay-Z Will Occupy Rooftop Water Tanks


02.23.12 Marina Galperina

In 2013, visual artists like Ed Ruscha and Marilyn Minter will turn 300 New York rooftop water tanks into art objects. Also, Jay-Z. The Water Tank Project will raise awareness on the global water supply (dwindling), which is perfect because Jay-Z is ‘bout the only rapper still getting money in a drought. Get it?

This project will be brought to you by the non-profit Word Above the Street, filmmaker/activist Mary Jordan, trustee/advisor types from the New Museum, MoMA PS1 and Sothebys and, the full cast: Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Carrie Mae Weems and… the charitable Hov. Who’s a Scrooge now? Right?

PS. What, no Barbara Kruger? C’mon: This!