Cameron Rowland. Attica Series Desk. 2016

Cameron Rowland Attica Series Desk 2016

  • Not on view

The Attica Series Desk is manufactured by prisoners in Attica Correctional Facility. Prisoners seized control of the D-Yard in Attica from September 9th to 13th 1971. Following the inmates immediate demands for amnesty, the first in their list of practical proposals was to extend the enforcement "the New York State minimum wage law to prison industries." Inmates working in New York State prisons are currently paid $0.16 to $1.25 an hour. Inmates in Attica produce furniture for government offices throughout the state. This component of government administration depends on inmate labor.

Rental at cost: Artworks indicated as “Rental at cost” are not sold. Each of these artworks may be rented for 5 years for the total cost of the Corcraft products that constitute it.

Gallery label from 2016.
Medium
Steel, powder coating, and laminated particleboard, distributed by Corcraft
Dimensions
60 × 71 1/2 × 28 3/4" (152.4 × 181.6 × 73 cm)
Credit
Rental at cost with funds provided by the Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
EL2016.1769.a-c
Department
Painting and Sculpture
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