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Painted neolithic vase made in homage to Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. While he painted the Coca-cola logo on his pots, I have chosen to paint the Communist hammer and sickle symbol on the pot to emphasize the ubiquity of the Party in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. The Chinese Communist Party devotes enormous resources to composing historical narratives that seek to legitimize its rule. This is essentially graffiti.

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"Another Wei"
Neolithic vase, gouache
18" x 12"