If the 1% stifles New York’s creative talent, I’m out of here – David Byrne

David Byrne in A Room for London, February 2012  Courtesy of Artangel Image by Tom Oldham  www.aroomforlondon.co.uk So says David Byrne.Rampant inequality is squeezing out the artistic genius that made New York such a vibrant cultural capital. We can’t let that happen..

“The idea of making an ongoing creative life – whether as a writer, an artist, a filmmaker or a musician – is difficult unless one gets a foothold on the ladder, as I was lucky enough to do. I say “lucky” because I have no illusions that talent is enough; there are plenty of talented folks out there who never get the break they deserve.”

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