Emporio Armani NYC Billboard

Emporio Armani NYC Billboard

Installed on the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue in New York City

This Emporio Armani billboard works on several levels. On the most obvious, the vivid flesh tones of the model contrast with the greys of steel and stone. She is warm and alive, moving through a cold unfeeling streetscape. Stepping out of a fog, our urban Amazon not only can’t be missed, but actually dominates the scene. This external message is that by means of Armani, you’ll no longer blend into the background.

The image contains a number of curious elements. One erect heavy-leather high-heeled foot is firmly planted on the sidewalk. Literally the central element, a large strong hand grips an Armani bag that seems to protrude from between the serious Ms’s legs. Penetrating the image is the bulk of the upright of a traffic signal pole that extends from a broader base.

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Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa. Email at anthony.olszewski@gmail.com

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