The artistic responses to the WTC collapse, as seen in “5,000 Trees,” the exhibition of works by Lower Manhattan residents Cheryl Dunn, Jacqueline Humphries, Tony Oursler, and Stephen Powers, at The Luggage Store, tend to be overshadowed by the cascade of media images we’ve all experienced. But Powers’ comprehensive collection of commemorative t-shirts and postcards cranked out for the street vendor tourist trade are truly fascinating, sometimes horrifying artifacts of the attitudes expressed during this singular historical moment.

- Glen Helfand [Monday, December 10th, 2001]


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