MIEKO MURAO

Mueko Murao is an artist, art-director, designer, and serial entrepreneur
based in Boston

Artworks

32 Starbucks Drinks

2020

Oil Painting on canvas, 30″ x 24″

This is an appropriation piece of Andy Warhol’s painting, “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans”. Warhol hand painted all the soup cans though the actual soup can’s packaging was machine replicated. Both his piece and mine invites the audience to think about mass-production/consumerism, mass produced art and its threshold of graphic design.
To make this piece, I also hand painted each of the Starbucks cups, which is now the “everyday object” in our environment.
I also used a vinyl cutter to make the logos/emblems so I did not have to do that with my hands, and used liquid silicon to stick them on the paintings; ironically, making part of the process of producing, machine based.