an exhibition of sculptural installations by Virginia Maksymowicz
Art on the Avenue Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia - November 11- 27, 2011
Donations supporting Occupy Philly, in the form of checks and warm clothing, blankets, etc.
accepted at the show (please, no food).
These works were made by Virginia Maksymowicz during the mid-1980s, when she had a day job
as a temporary secretary for major Wall Street firms. While she was at Drexel Burnham Lambert,
she had exchanges with Michael Milken, inventor of the junk bond. She also worked for "Mad Dog" Jeff Beck,
while he was a consultant on the movie Wall Street (making the scripted dialog more realistic for Oliver Stone).
In 1985, she created an installation for the steps of Wall Street's Federal Hall (On the Street - illustrated above),
sponsorsed by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The works were last exhibited as a group in the
1988 exhibition "Insider Information" at the Amos Eno Gallery in New York.