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Bank of America: FU" Toilet seat
  • Debra Thimmesch
    active: United States
  • Bank of America: FU" Toilet seat, 2012
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Loan from Debra Thimmesch, New York
  • Not on display
  • EL2012.005
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label: "Prepared: Strategies for Activists," Apr-2012, Kris Ercums
In early March 2012 a crew of intrepid occupiers made a home in a New York City Bank of America branch lobby with a couch, a coffee table, a rug and a potted plant. They commented that “Bank of America took our homes so we thought we’d move in here!” On March 15, 2012, this toilet seat figured prominently in a massive rally that occupied the street outside the branch (pictured below). See this link on YouTube for the full video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3o7Xdq0A1Q