You Can Wash Away the Virus But You Can Never Wash Away the Shame | Labor Camp Report June 6, 2020 / 1,976,515

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Creator

Labor Camp | Piotr Szyhalski

Rights Holder

Artist: Labor Camp | Piotr Szyhalski
Photographer: Sally Pemberton

Title

You Can Wash Away the Virus But You Can Never Wash Away the Shame | Labor Camp Report June 6, 2020 / 1,976,515

Coverage

Lake Street and West River Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Date Created

2020-06-20

Date

2020-07-13

Format

Wheatpaste

Source

Original work posted on the artist's Instagram.

Description

A black and white print with text reading "You can wash away the virus but you can never wash away the shame | Covid-19 Labor Camp Report June 6 ,2020 / 1,976,515." Imagery includes a close up of hand washing, a public, state-sanctioned lynching, and a white hand with a club. This references the dual pandemic of Covid-19 and systemic racism. There is additional graffiti and tagging on this wall. Tagging touches the bottom border of the print, indicating that the wall was tagged after the print was pasted up.

Relation

HS

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping

Identifier

UAM-C19_0696

Geolocation