MIKO ARTWORKS

Mieko Murao

ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

PORTFOLIO

32 Starbucks Drinks

Oil Painting on canvas, 30" x 24", 2019

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.