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Steve Lambert
Capitalism Works For Me!

Fri, Sept 20 from 12–5pm
Sun–Wed, Oct 6–9 from 12–7pm

Times Square (Broadway between 46th & 47th St.)


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American artist Steve Lambert invites the public to engage in one of the 21st century’s most discussed topics by voting True or False to the phrase “Capitalism Works for Me!”.

Set amidst the bustle of Times Square in the form of a massive, attention-grabbing illuminated “scoreboard,” the piece creates the ultimate public forum for one of today’s most complicated and important issues.

During the hours of operation, Lambert and his team will engage participants in a few simple questions prior to voting, and responses will be captured on video and shared online at

First come, first served. Participants should arrive at least one hour prior to closing to ensure enough time to vote.

Visit Steve's Website!

Times Square Arts

Co-presented with Times Square Arts

Times Square

Broadway plaza between
46th and 47th streets

1 to 50th Street
B, D, F, M to 50th St
N, R, Q to 49th St
2, 3, A, C, E to 42nd St

Map & Directions

Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others—qualities which prepared him for life as an artist.

Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. He is the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces advertising with art) and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done). Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, and others.

Lambert’s work has been featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, and the Guardian.

He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010 and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from a reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.


Does Capitalism Work?
Steve Lambert In Conversation with Professor Richard Wolff & Dr. Harriet Fraad

Wed, Oct 2 from 7–9pm
AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street, NYC [map]

Artist Steve Lambert continues his examination of the impact of capitalism on American society in a unique dialogue with economics theorist and author Richard D. Wolff and psychologist Harriet Fraad. View additional info.

Presented in partnership with A Blade of Grass and Times Square Arts.



Fast Company (Oct 8)

NPR (Oct 5)

Occupy Wall Street (Oct 3)

Le Nouvel Observateur (Sept 25)

Daily Kos (Sept 21)

The New York Times (Sept 21)

PSFK (Sept 20)

Complex (Sept 20)

Bloomberg News (Sept 20)

WNYC (Sept 20)

Animal New York (Sept 20)

The Huffington Post (Sept 19)

Wired (Sept 17)

Hyperallergic (Sept 17)

This Week In NY (Sept 15)

The Wall Street Journal (Sept 15)

Truth Out (Sept 14)

WNET-NYC ARTS Video (Sept 12)

Time Out New York (Sept 12)

The Gothamist (Sept 12)

New York Magazine Approval Matrix (Sept 16)

Animal New York (Sept 5)

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