Jimmy Cayne becomes "The Annotated Bear"
Pedestrians contribute to the "Annotated Bear" Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Gregory A. Gilbert)
The Bear Stearns debacle has made its way into the pop art scene.
The Annotated Bear is a portrait of Bears former CEO Jimmy Cayne, who was at the top as one of Wall Streets most storied banks collapsed.
The portrait is by Geoffrey Raymond, dubbed by dealbreaker.com as Wall Streets most important artist. He was outside Bears headquarters on Madison Avenue yesterday displaying his art and asking passers-by, Bear employees among them, to sign his work and sound off on the banks downfall.
The showing came the day before Bears shareholders meeting, when the firms fate will be sealed and JPMorgans buyout should be made official.
-- Garett Sloane