Mierle Laderman Ukeles Artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles Pays Homage to Front-Line Workers in New Powerful Coronavirus Piece

Artnews Sep 08, 2020

On social media and in national publications, a debate has been raging over a provocative question: Is New York dead? The artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who has made New York City and its denizens a part of her art for decades, doesn’t think so. “Well,” she said in a recent Zoom call, speaking from Jerusalem, where she has been quarantining, “it could die, but I’m not talking about if the rich people go away. I’m not so worried about them. I think maybe if they went away, artists could stick around New York and not have to leave.”

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