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MoMA Security Confiscates Occupy Museums Banner: OM Poses Acquisition Terms [UPDATE]

by Whitney Kimball on January 20, 2012
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During last week’s Occupy Museums protest at MoMA, a red and black banner was suspended by the crowd on the fifth floor landing into the museum’s atrium. Security quickly confiscated it, and has yet to return the piece. As Occupy Museums states, institutions nationwide are negotiating with OWS art groups to acquire archival materials, so in an open letter to MoMA, OM has declared terms for the artwork’s acquisition.

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