Antonio Caro

Colombia

1977

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Artist
Antonio Caro born 1950
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Support: 497 x 708 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Becky Mayer 2011
Reference
P13173

Not on display

Display caption

Caro has reproduced the Colombian national flag and added the name of the country – using the calligraphy of the Coca-Cola logo –to the lower red stripe. With this graphic play, he creates an emblem of the intrusion of a foreign commercial power, and more broadly, US imperialism. ‘Art is made to communicate, to connect with reality’, Caro has said. ‘The fact that Colombia and Coca-Cola share the same number of letters facilitated the task.’

Gallery label, February 2016

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