“I didn’t paint my paintings to hang in some rich guy’s living room,” said Ralph Fasanella. The Labor Heritage Foundation’s Fasanella Public Domain Project is fundraising now to purchase “The Corner Butcher” from a private collector and donate it to the Smithsonian, where everyone can see it. Posters of the painting are just $25 each and will be available at Monday’s Council meeting (check or cash only)...
“Already we have received substantial donations from the Communications Workers of America, the American Federation of Teachers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,” says project Director Ron Carver. Organizations donating $2,500 or more will be invited to attend the installation ceremony for “The Corner Butcher” at the Smithsonian. “My paintings are about working people, for working people, and they shouldn’t be hidden away,” said Fasanella. To order by mail, send a check for $32 (includes $7 S&H) -- payable to “Public Domain” to Carver at 1205 Prospect Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912.