Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Finansvalp

A Finansvalp

Time for another look at this years art promenade at the gallery in Österhaninge. This artwork may need some explanation. At least if you are not familiar with the word "finansvalp". Because this is supposedly one of those. The expression was made famous 20 years ago by the then union leader Stig Malm, and refers to the young traders on the stock market back then. You know the type, a yuppie who only cares about making more money. And now with the financial crisis upon us, the yuppies of today are running around looking for help to survive. They used to be fat cats ( the word valp means puppy, but you get the picture), but are now thin and ragged looking. When the times get better again the finansvalp will disappear only to become fat again at other peoples expences or something like that. This sculpture that you can see at the side of the road, next to the Medieval church, was made by the artist Annie Forsberg.

11 comments:

B Squared said...

We have lots of people just like that.

brattcat said...

This is one wolf I wouldn't mind at the door. Or is it a fox. Either way, I wouldn't mind.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Nice art work !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

cieldequimper said...

Looks like a wolf to me. Fun!

Umepojk i Mason, Ohio said...

I think you mean ragged, not rugged. As always, love your photos and stories.

Lee Spangler said...

It is as pretty as your last post but not as sexy.

Don and Krise said...

Reminds me of a sly fox. I guess not too far off from the day trading yuppies you are talking about.

siva // ശിവ said...

Nice one...

D said...

Very interesting.
I think it's a fox.
Either way, I like it. Thanks for your recent visit and comment at my blog!

Frank said...

I like the entire idea of the helpless and desperate "finansvalp" but the spa "babe" is delightful. I'm glad your weather is getting good and street shots the norm.

Steffe said...

You can never go wrong with a spa babe. It's getting warmer every day,expecting 30 C over the weekend.