For more information on John “Crash” Matos and to see more of his work, check out his website.
BR163’s work can be found here.
This mural is also part of the public arts program LISA Project NYC.
Barbara Kruger designed this mural, Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) for the High Line in 2016. It is based on the quote “Blind idealism is reactionary” by Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and political philosopher Frantz Fanon.
From the High Line website-
The original statement by Fanon, “Blind idealism is reactionary,” suggests that political and religious convictions stem from the situations from which they grow, not from the inherent nature of individual human beings. According to Kruger, the work reflects “how we are to one another” within “the days and nights that construct us.” These texts, along with Kruger’s own writings, resonate with particular potency in today’s political climate.
For more on this work at the time it was made, check out this interview with Kruger by The Intelligencer at New York Magazine.