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The Increasing Revenue Gap Dress
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2 min 47 sec with credits
2017

The Increasing Revenue Gap dress, 1965-2013

This dress has been worned by the artist in New York in 2015 at Confucius Plaza where there is a statue of Confucius facing the financial district. On the pedestal is engraved an excerpt of the Ta Tung , a text about the social responsibility of the elite.
The central dark blue bottle bottom represents the average employee’s salary. The other bottles around represent the CEO earnings (source EPI.org and OECD) :


1965 - ratio is 1:20 (20.1) = 20 bottles Front of the dress
1978 – ratio is 1:30 (29.9) = 30 bottles Back of the short dress

-----------------------------------End of the American Dream era-----------------------------------------

1989 - ratio is 1:59 (58.7) = 60 bottles
1995 - ratio is 1:123 (122.6) = 123 bottles
2013 - ratio is 1:296 (295.9) = 296 bottles with sleeves with first train with long train