The art: Zoe Strauss, El Cortez, Las Vegas, 2003.
The news: “Evening the Odds: Is there a politics of inequality?” by Nicholas Lemann in The New Yorker.
The source: Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A ten-year survey of Strauss’s work is on view at the PMA and closes Sunday. She was a guest on Episode Ten of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. (Or click here or on the image to download to your PC/mobile device.) It’s one of our best shows. I guarantee you love it.