The dead dreams of presidential hopefuls are littering Prospect Park right now — literally.
Lawn signs for every failed run for the highest office in the land — including the most recent, Hillary Clinton — are decorating one of Brooklyn’s most famous yards this week, put there by artist Nina Katchadourian in her work “Monument to the Unelected.”
The signs are stuck in the grass in front of the Lefferts Historic House on Flatbush Avenue near Empire Boulevard inside the park. There, you can see slogans for your favorite historic footnotes: Michael Dukakis (the “Massachusetts Miracle”), Barry Goldwater (“In Your Heart You Know He’s Right”) and the reelection of Herbert Hoover (“Prohibition. Optimism.”)
Katchadourian added Clinton's sign on Wednesday at noon. She spoke to DNAinfo about the project after installing the "I'm With Hillary 2016" sign:
Take a look at some of the most memorable tickets of yore:
Artist Nina Katchadourian's work, “Monument to the Unelected,” added a Hillary Clinton sign to the collection of failed presidential candidates on Wednesday.
Aaron Burr, Sir
This sign imagines a world in which Aaron Burr became president in 1800.
Vote for Tom Jefferson ("America needs a change") or pick Pinckney and King — Charles Pinckney and Rufus King — who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1804 and 1808.
A lawn sign for the Mondale/Ferraro ticket in 1984 includes male and female icons.
Goldwater and Quincy Adams
Barry Goldwater's campaign slogan is "in your heart you know he's right" according to the artist. At right, an imagined sign from the failed John Quincy Adams campaign of 1828.
A Herbert Hoover sign promises "prohibition" and "optimism." Behind it, an imagined campaign sign for Andrew Jackson's failed run in 1824.
The Bull Moose
A remembrance of the most successful third party run to date, Teddy Roosevelt's campaign on the Bull Moose Party line in 1912.
Lefferts Historic House
The "Monument to the Unelected" will be on view at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park through Nov. 13.