The Art of Das Kapital

Abstract: Professor Newman will be talking about the fact that over the last 10 years Karl Marx has emerged as a pop-icon across genres and across the globe; Marx's image can be found on t-shirts, coffee mugs, memes, garden gnomes sold on Etsy, and on piggy banks. Newman will explain why Marx has emerged as a pop-icon, and she will be taking a closer look at a handful of international artists, who, unbeknownst to each other, have been using Marx's image and Marx's Das Kapital in their work.