oil, wax, archival paper, and obsolete bank note on panel.
More Than Lech Wałęsa
The tail end of communist rule in Poland becomes threadbare with the rising popularity of the Solidarity movement. Glasnost and Perestroika have failed to reform in meaningful ways and the
workers have united. Living on a constant diet of repression and reform, 40 years of Soviet backed governance took its toll and saw Poland become the tipping point to the collapse of
communism in central/eastern Europe. Artist Brian Drake uses paint to represent the end of highly manipulated currency backed by Soviet doctrine and failed economic policy. 49.25x49.125
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