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Large work In Exhibition

About the Work

Drugs such as crack cocaine have affected all American communities for years, especially minorities. But it is the super-strength opiates such as Fentanyl which have hit middle-class white America hardest. It started with the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries encouraging the use of powerful pain-killers, even for minor surgery, for those with health insurance.
Prestigious organisations who accepted money from the opiate manufacturers, have now shaken off their embarrassing connections with e.g. the Sacklers. That was easier for them than for the addicts because Fentanyl-type drugs, illegally manufactured in China, are now smuggled in from Mexico and in large quantities.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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