48. Bankrupt Banks by Superflex, 2008
The three-man Danish art collective installed this critical tribute to the fallen banks of the Great Recession. It was 24 banners total that were painted with logos of banks declared bankrupt and acquired by other banks, governments, or private entities. The work forever marks a change in symbolism that encapsulated this time in American historyâ€”the once powerful companies were suddenly rendered powerless.