Rupp Can Mean A (Different Thing)


Public artist Christy Rupp, that is, burst onto the New York art scene with “Rat Patrol” during the sanitation strike of 1979 and after an unidentified woman was attacked by a pack of rats in downtown Manhattan. Rupp — who describes herself an ecoartist — envisioned the work as a public service, a visual reminder that the streets are a delicate ecosystem. The story continues from Hyperallergic.


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Tom Martin is co-publisher of UnderMain and producer/host of the weekly public radio magazine program Eastern Standard on WEKU. Tom's 50 year career in media has included network news correspondent, newspaper editor, columnist, and student media advisor.