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DAVID DIAO 刁德谦
b. 1943, works and lives in New York

DAVID DIAO 刁德谦
2017
152*114cm
Painting
Acrylic and vinyl on canvas
code: DD_4560

In Suprematist Herman Miller (2017), Diao borrows the composition of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square and Red Square (1915). However, he replaces the red square with the Herman Miller logo, an iconic symbol for the famous furniture company. The artist considers the logo as one of the classic examples of modern design, not only because it combines the letters H and M together, but also because it is shaped like a crown, showing the company’s leadership role in the furniture industry.

Related Exhibitions:
David Diao: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 05.24, 2018 -07.24, 2018
West Bund Art and Design 2017, Booth Nr.D1 Art Fairs West Bund Art Center, Shanghai 11.10, 2017 -11.12, 2017


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