Thursday, April 30, 2009

Louis Vuitton Crucifix Sculpture

Contemporary artist R. Lloyd Ming has recently sold his Louis Vuitton Crucifix to an unnamed British collector. Inspired by the new wealth in China, the artist also claims that it can also "refer to America or any consumer-driven society." Made out of 5 Almas that were split in two, this seemingly expensive sculpture at the expense of LV is meant to shock its audience. {Verbatim from yahoo news:} Lloyd Ming's current solo art show is called 'I Am Not Chinese'. The focus of the exhibit is China and what Ming calls the tenuous relationship between China and America. His art works address many controversial Chinese issues including censorship and capitalism under communist rule, trade imbalance, human rights, pollution, Tibet-China conflict, America borrowing money from China, potential US-China war and the deliberate devaluation of the Chinese Yuan. The show runs from March 3, 2009 to May 3, 2009 at Studio C. - 55 West 74th Street - New York NY, 10023. The show is by appointment; Telephone: (212)362.3093. Visit the artist's website here.

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