Ballerina and the Bull

“She perches gracefully on the charging animal.

Poised atop the bull, which is an iconic—and possibly ironic—symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, the ballerina extends her arms, her leg, serenely posed against the grey skies.

But they are not alone on Wall Street.

In the fog behind the bronzed beast, a crowd emerges wearing gas masks and holding batons, arms linked together against whatever is ahead.

The poster is scenic, striking and, as the events over the last four weeks have revealed, perhaps even revolutionary.

Setting this movement in motion was the Vancouver-based Adbusters magazine, which created the image in July.”