CAPITALISM IS OVER!
If You Want It Mural


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CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It is an ongoing movement of interruptions/actions by artists from around the world in response to the need for a fundamental shift in our approach to Capitalism and the negative impact it has on the environment, health, and wellbeing of all.

 

CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It, mural, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, 2011

CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It

As part of CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It If  Wilson created a mural on Clarion Alley in June 2011.

CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It is an ongoing movement of interruptions/actions by artists from around the world in response to the need for a fundamental shift in our approach to Capitalism and the negative impact it has on the environment, health, and wellbeing of all. The status quo is not sustainable. The title of the project references John and Yoko’s “War is Over if You Want It” campaign of the late ’60′s – in the spirit that capitalism is our war of today. The title also reflects how these phenomena are based in our minds and rely on our buy-in to function. Capitalism is not a law of nature. Humans created the system, it no longer works for the majority of the world, and it can be replaced.

CAPITALISM IS OVER!'s messaging campaign uses the same multiple-site tactic that advertisers use - utilizing select sites with targeted visibility - however, here the effort is to raise consciousnesses around the timely and critical need to challenge our current social/economic model. The project's messaging goal is twofold: (1) to heighten awareness; and (2) to cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate groups.

 
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Wilson painting  CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It,  mural, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, 2011, photo by Steve Rhodes

Wilson painting CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It, mural, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, 2011, photo by Steve Rhodes

 

Megan Wilson's "CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It" was used in the Stephen Elliott / James Franco film About Cherry without permission or credit to Wilson or Clarion Alley Mural Project. Wilson gave the film crew her information and specifically told them that if they intended to use the footage, they would need to contact her to receive her permission and work out the details of usage. The filmmakers completely disregarded and disrespected this request - and this was after they had literally begged Wilson to allow them to film her.

When Wilson approached Stephen Elliott about compensation and/or credit, he offered her a coffee mug. About Cherry starred Franco, Dev Patel, Heather, Graham, Lili Taylor, and Ashley Hinshaw. Even with that much star power, the film got panned and has a rating of 4.8 on IMDB. Karma?

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