The thin line between rememberance and attraction

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Leave it to Adrian Tomine to aptly trap any well-thinking individual’s ambivalent views on the 9/11 memorial in New York City on the cover of the July 7th New Yorker magazine. On the one hand, it is an impressive work of art that does the job of remembering those who died on that fateful day on various levels. And at the same time, it’s another attraction for tourists giddy with Big Apple fever that very soon will be populated with guys trying to make a fast buck. Maybe it’s all just too soon.

Also, mark how Tomine fits himself in the picture, Hitchcock-style. He even has his name all over himself…

The New Yorker website has an interview with Tomine about the creation of this great image.

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