Excellent story in the Mail today – about advertising.
How things we now regard as shocking were positively recommended a few decades ago. Using Cocaine for toothache; giving a woman a Hoover for Christmas; giving your child Coca-Cola from a young age…
Interesting how these would now be used as ‘ironic’ art. None of these would look out-of-place in a gallery now as a social statement piece. Find this very interesting and it is tying back to some of the Julian Stallabrass arguments in Contemporary Art.