Fragil: The Price of the “Crisis”

Street artist Fragil has recently produced a number of conceptual pieces using price tags for items on sale.  By connecting the word crisis to price tags, these collages provoke a reflection on consumerism, the production of value(s), and what is at stake in the “crisis,” what the erroneous and widely circulated notion itself masks.  I find the pieces quite interesting for their extreme economy of means and their suggestive power.  Here are images of some collages I ran into at El Barrio de las Letras in Madrid:

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IMG_5732Near Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, 20 May 2014.

4975 fragil crisis rt Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, 22 April 2014.

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