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  • Collection: New Norms and Social Realities

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Subway closed for disinfection (and possibly to reduce the number of homeless people sleeping on trains) during Covid-19. A significant change for the city and its residents.

A black horse against a white ground, seen in profile. Text on the horse's blanket reads "SEDE IN DOMO TUA/LAVA MANUS" (Stay at Home/Wash Hands).

A poster intended to be printed at 6'10". Stencil-style text (in black) reads "6 FT is not just a rule(r) to keep us all safe. It is a love note. A kindness. It's solidarity in action." A large red arrow (in hand-drawn style) marks off 6 feet.

A toddler holds a face mask and looks at with affection; the newest generation's first memories will be full of face masks and social distancing. The image of the toddler is created with a wheatpaste photograph; text in black Sharpie reads "A new…

A large piece reading ca va mal aller (things aren't going well) with a smiley face virus in the middle of "mal." Set aggainst a pink bubble background.

A roll of toilet paper with text reading "American Hoarder Story."

A wheatpasted photograph of person wearing a full hazmat suit accompanied by text (in Sharpie) reading ANOTHER NEW NORMAL. This represents what the "new normal" for commuters across the world.

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This image depicts a mural of an enraged man biting down on a face mask and raising his clenched fists.

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This is a gorgeous portrait of Audrey Hepburn (in her role from Breakfast at Tiffany's) wearing a face mask.

A monumental image of a woman wearing a face mask. The artist indicated that this was not necessarily intended as a tribute, but rather as a marker of the times we are experiencing.

This stencil portrays the coronavirus as a ball and chain shackled to a man's ankle. The man is black and white, but the coronavirus is painted green.

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Graffiti of bee wearing a gas mask found in underground tunnel in Vernier, Switzerland.

Vibrant spray-painted mural of an oversize toilet roll with a bird perched on top

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This image shows a brunette woman wearing an industrial face mask, with flowers, likely violets, blooming out of the sides. There is no text on the image other than the artist's tag on the mask (Gide1). The image was posted by the artist. Sofiivska…

Mural showcasing a cross-legged seated figure wearing a mask and meditating, set on a bright yellow background. There is a black/galactic print above the figure's head. There is block print on either side of the figure, "CLOSE YOUR DOORS." and "OPEN…

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The artwork consists of 5 masked babies all bearing masks with different words: Isolation, Selfishness, Longing, Mistrust, Paranoia. Under the babies is the sentence “Anxiety kills more than the Coronavirus”

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This street art is a romantic work that shows a couple with their masks pulled down just enough so they can kiss. It is meant to portray that although we need masks to be worn, it does not take away the ability for love.

Painting in simple black lines, an image of an "art gallery" with "canvases" hanging on the wall. All of the paintings depict the coronavirus.

A bottled drink (perhaps beer) with a label reading "Covid 19 Drink Up," along with a symbol of the sun.

A bottle of pills, tipped on its side, reads "#19 Covid." This may refer to untested treatments that could potentially put the population at risk.
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