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Why artist Fred Tomaselli talks back to the New York Times

Why artist Fred Tomaselli talks back to the New York Times

In March of 2005, artist Fred Tomaselli picked up his morning copy of the New York Times and found a blaring headline about ex-WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers being convicted of an $11-billion fraud. The story was sensational — about the worst of Wall Street chicanery and excess. But what truly caught Tomaselli's attention was the accompanying photograph: Ebbers staring at the camera in horrified shock; his wife, holding his hand, looking bleary and dazed. "I couldn't get the photo out of my head," Tomaselli says. "Around that time, I had been working on some stuff related to Masaccio's 'Expulsion From the...

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