Anarchist Shopdropping for Christmas
Artists subvert the shopping experience by "shopdropping" fake toys into stores.
Oooh, look what I got for Christmas, an anarchist doll complete with Molotov cocktail!
No, it's a fake gift, the latest in a funny and subversive series of "shopdropping" by a group of artists. Shopdropping (instead of shoplifting) means placing fake products into real stores to confuse the store management and raise questions about consumerist society. Watch the video as the befuddled Walgreens manager tries to price the anarchist doll, complete with its convincing packaging.
The anarchist doll specifically is the work of Oakland, CA based artist Packard Jennings, who has also produced a line of PEZ dispensers dedicated to fallen rappers.