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February 23, 2009

Bernie Between The Lines

Madoff Portfolio Cover.jpg

The photo on the cover of the March Portfolio is from a cache of Madoff portraits just discovered from a ten-year-old photo shoot. (You can read the backstory here.)

Visual culture and media is scrambling now to capture and represent the near-depression we’re in. In that net, of course, we can expect a lot of faces of victims and villains. I had several strong and immediate associations to this image given its relationship to current circumstances. Before you click through and see where I went, however, how does the image read to you?

(image: Jonathan Saunders. New York. Oct. 7, 1999)




Bernie meets Hal meets Hannibal Lector meets the chair.

(image 4 via: A M E R I C A N N E W S P A P E R R E P O S I T O R Y

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