Luckily I got there while the line to get in was still moving, and only had to wait about half an hour to see the exhibit. It was well worth it, though, as this guy has some really fresh ideas. I love this painting, I see it as a statement against the way in which economic development is being implemented in the underdeveloped world. As resources (wild game, cattle, crops) grow scarce due to a variety of influences (global warming and overpopulation, primarily) people are forced out of their traditional habitats and lifestyles. Moving into cities and finding jobs which pay in cash, thus enabling (forcing?) them to eat the contents of a shopping basket instead of the contents of a water buffalo.


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