"urban climate" series

“urban climate” n°1

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2900 €

“Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”

James A. Garfield, president of the united states, from 4 March – 19 September 1881, i.e. 6 months and 15 days….. then murdered…..
“urban climate” n°2

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2700 €

 

“What lures, what new form of readiness for tyranny are we planning for tomorrow, under the guise of generalised economism and enlightened democratic pedagogy?”

Pierre Legendre

Pedagogists, those ideologues who claim to solve by their new pedagogy the problems they have most often created by forcing the system to give up its previous demands.

Elisabeth Altschull, auteur de « L’Ecole des ego »

“urban climate” n°3

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

 

humble tribute to Edvard Munch

The cry, the cry, always the cry
Benzi
“urban climate” n°4

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2700 €

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unconsciously ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its credit system. Our credit system is concentrated in the private sector. The growth of our nation, therefore, as well as all our activities, are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the most badly run governments in the civilised world, one of the most controlled and dominated not by the conviction and vote of the majority but by the opinion and strength of a small group of dominant men.”

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States 1913-1921

“urban climate” n°5

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2700 €

 

“Violence would thus be, in man, the mark of his primary animality: there would remain in man an original aggressiveness.”

the ethologists

but yet :

 “no other mammal kills members of its species”

Henri Laborit is a medical surgeon and neurobiologist.
“urban climate” n°6

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

3000 €

Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hatred and hatred leads to violence. That is the equation.”

Averroès
“urban climate” n°7

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2800 €

L’Ahimsa (non-violence)……. Yes? No?”

Gandhi was sure of it…. and I don’t know.

especially when he also says:

“Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I will counsel violence.” Gandhi

Benzi
“urban climate” n°8

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

“Tell me, what violence is worse than silence?”

JEAN-PIERRE GUAY   Quebec poet and novelist
“urban climate” n°9

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

“Liberty, Law, Justice, a case of grapeshot!

For a shred of State, for a section of wall,

Without pity, without remorse, a people is massacred.

– But he’s innocent! – What does it matter? We exterminate it.

Yet human life is of divine source:

Don’t touch it, back! A man is sacred!”

 
“The war” poem by Louise Ackermann
“urban climate” n°10
violence against women   

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2000 €
Violence against women:
“by the sold virgin who was undressed”
Francis Jammes
“urban climate” n°11

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2000 €

“Alas! I was not made for this hatred.

And for this contempt stronger than I have.

But why did you make me this woolless lamb

And why did you make me this outraged heart?”

Paul Verlaine
“urban climate” n°12

“from the strong to the weak ….”

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

“The world is thus made to divine justice

mixing in profusion the different destinies

what would this god with one nostril be

if only the smell of forts stank us endlessly?”

Potiron
“urban climate” n°13

“Get indignant”

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2000 €
“Take over, take over, be outraged! Political, economic and intellectual leaders and society as a whole must not resign, nor allow themselves to be impressed by the current international financial markets that threaten peace and democracy.”
Stéphane Essel

about GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)

Thierry Breton in the newspaper “Les Echos” said :

“Will we see a dismantling by great geographies, by activities? I don’t know. But my conviction is that these empires will not be able to remain as they are. They capture too much value, and this will inevitably be considered as rents”.

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In an interview with Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Thierry Breton told him several times “Pay your taxes, don’t try to play the smartest game”.

Thierry Breton is a French businessman and politician. In 2019, he was appointed European commissioner in charge of industrial policy, the internal market, digital, defence and space.

“urban climate” n°15

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

“The war! It’s too serious a thing to entrust it to soldiers,” said Georges Clemenceau.”

Can we not say that finance is too serious a matter to entrust to Bankers?

Potiron
“urban climate” n°16
Banksters version n°1

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2700 €

“I am a liberal who has always admired the financial world and its operators. Otherwise, I would not have chosen to cover the world of Wall Street and the City for the newspaper “Le Monde” for 25 years.
But since the crisis, I am a liberal who doubts, a disappointment of capitalism, an anguished of the future. I have sought to understand the deep roots of this personal transformation. This uncompromising roadmap is both an inner journey and an investigation into a very closed world, that of the Banksters, dominated by opacity and… impunity.”

Marc Roche
book  “Les Banksters”

“urban climate” n°17
allégorie des Banksters stade 2

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

3000 €

“This financial capitalism, it seems to me today that I know enough about the deviances, the turpitudes, the barbarity, and at the end of the process, the foolishness, to denounce the death drive that is hidden under each of its manifestations.”

Claude Mineraud
book “Un terrorisme planétaire le capitalisme financier”

And if the “third way”, an old utopia taken up by many thinkers since the 19th century, became a project to be tried today, “a step forward” to get out of this deregulated and harmful economy which benefits 2500 billionaires in the world out of a population of :

7,794,799,000 or (0.000032%)….. 

Pumpkin 

Potiron 
“climat urbain” n°18

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

1800 €

“The events leading up to the global financial crisis of 2008, and the scandals that came to light in its wake – from the manipulation of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) to the violation of international rules and money laundering – are a catalogue of failures in the culture of some of the world’s financial institutions.”

Jean-Claude Trichet.

He was Director of the French Treasury from 1987 to 1993, Governor of the Banque de France from 1993 to 2003, and President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011.

“climat urbain” n°14

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

“But at the same time, a movement to “re-legitimise” the company is underway. Large companies have understood that corporate social responsibility can no longer be a mere posture. Those that do not have a “raison d’être” beyond shareholder satisfaction are beginning to have difficulty recruiting young people. Those that do not meet the requirements of “sustainability” will gradually see their customers flee. Those who do not involve their employees in the “fruits of growth” will be condemned in the long run. All this should be accompanied by a return to ethics. The fall of Carlos Ghosn – and his replacement by Jean-Dominique Senard, author of the “raison d’être” report – is the best symbol of this.”

Christine Kerdellant, Editorial Director of “L’Usine Nouvelle”
“climat urbain” n°19

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2500 €

Wikipédia : The Enron scandal is a case of fraud and financial manipulation discovered in 2001, which resulted in the bankruptcy of the Enron company, once the seventh largest capitalisation company in the United States, and the de facto dismantling and disappearance of its auditor Andersen. At the time, it was the biggest bankruptcy in American history.

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“In practice, it was the Enron case that revealed the pernicious nature of stock options. This scam set up within a large American company operating in the energy sector is too complicated to give a detailed account here, but the simple fact is that Enron’s directors doctored their company’s accounts, produced false balance sheets, practised extensive cover-ups and lies to protect the stock on the stock market and artificially inflate its value, thereby increasing their own compensation, which had become colossal.”

Alain Dunoyer de Segonzac, Florence Duhamel

in their book “La mécanique du pire. Mondialisation, financiarisation, développement

“climat urbain” n°20

acrylic on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

1500 €
 
“By the four horizons which crucify the world,


by all whose flesh tears or succumbs,


by those without feet, by those without hands,


by the patient who is operated on and who moans


and by the righteous placed among the murderers:


I salute you Marie.”

 
Francis Jammes