A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma


Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

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Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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Gallery Owner Arrested After Dropping Sculpture Of Giant Drug Spoon At Purdue Pharma

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Artist Drops 800-Pound Heroin Spoon Outside OxyContin Manufacturer’s Headquarters


A gallerist has been arrested after refusing to remove a giant spoon sculpture placed outside pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut

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Fernando Luis Alvarez talks to Police.The 800 pound burnt heroin spoon, named Purdue, was dropped in front of Purdue headquarters in Stamford CT on Friday 22.06.2018. The inspiration for the sculpture came from his brother who has been struggling with an opioid addiction for 14 years and the countless lives lost to the epidemic. © Domenic Esposito. image courtesy: Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery inc. Photographer: Brian F. O’Neill, 2018.

Protest at Purdue Pharma Headquarters Leads to Gallery Owner’s Arrest


Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker Purdue Pharma headquarters

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Artist put heroin spoon sculpture near pharma building as protest

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