China - McDonald (Flowers and Birds)
LI LIHONG (1974– )
Chinese ceramic artist Li Lihong grew up in the village of Dezhen Jin, the producer of royal china porcelain for nearly 1,000 years. A commercial designer, Lihong also teaches ceramics at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art. This piece is one of a series of works that take the form of McDonald’s golden arches, a globally famous brand emblem. Through the combination of the McDonald’s theme and carefully crafted, traditionally painted porcelain, Lihong sparks a dialogue on cross-cultural exchanges and opens a conversation between precious object and consumer commodity.
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