Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deadly Window Display is Dismantled

The Death Writer is going to school for two weeks, so no new posts till August 10.

What do you think of this window display at Barneys in NYC? It was quickly taken down after people complained.


  1. I think it's very creative, I think if you are desensitzed to violence like most of America, the sense of humour that created this comes through. However, I have to view it as art or it bothers me. Sudden bloody death to innocent mannequins is disturbing because mannequins are meant to represent us.

    I wanted to reply on your earlier posts but I was in New Jersey dealing with death. Ed's evil stepfather, the racist one, died. My plane was delayed and I missed my connection in Denver, so I missed the open-casket funeral. It seems to me that his dead body wouldn't have looked so different when he was alive, because he had been living death for years. Sometimes you die long before the funeral.

  2. The longer I look at it, the more disturbed I get. A store window is about consumerism, so what is this window display saying? Death to the rich?

    Sorry about the loss, even if he was evil. He probably meant something to somebody.

    I saw on FB that Ed's mom is coming to Colorado. Is she moving here?

  3. Maybe it would affect me differently if I had to walk past it in person, but it strikes me more as tacky than morbid. If that's what they're going for, those mini blood spatters totally spoil the effect--they're too orderly. Funny that you think it means death to the rich--my interpretation is "death to the consumer," all consumers, rich or not, which is actually quite appropos considering the economy.

  4. I agree with Claire. I see "death to the consumer" in the display. Apropos indeed.

    I agree with Amy also. If I look at the window as art, its easy. But when I flip the switch, and connect any of it to reality, it's disturbing. Makes me realize there just may be people out there who have broken switches.


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