Friday 9 April 2010

Mercado Negro

Artist Ramon Coronado created a piece called "Mercado Negro" ('black market' in Spanish) by reclaiming a Los Angeles shopping cart to create kids furniture as a statement about the shortage of recreational space in Los Angeles, California. 

"Shopping carts exist everywhere and anywhere throughout the city of LA and include themselves as part of LA's landscape. A shopping cart says a lot about a city. Seeing one on every block adds attention to the poverty and that there is no control of private property." - Ramon Coronado

"The project is a criticism of the scarcity of recreational functions for kids growing up in a dense city like 
Los Angeles." - Ramon Coronado

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