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Bear and Bull

Using cliches from financial language, artist Alina Chau presents a fanciful depiction of the current economic climate in her piece, "Bear and Bull," created especially for Economica: Women and the Global Economy. The term "bear market" refers to a period in which the prices of securities fall rapidly, resulting in widespread pessimism among investors, while "bull market" represents a period where the market is expected to rise, creating optimism and confidence among investors. In "Bear and Bull," Chau depicts this oversimplified characterization of the financial market, and shows how the general public can get caught in the crossfire.
Painting of bear and bull, depicting the economy

Bear and Bull

Watercolor, 10 x 19.5 inches

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