the three Luo Brothers (Luo Widong, Luo Weiguo and Luo Weibing) frequently
use elements of traditional Chinese New Year's posters in their own designs,
they had never created a poster before. So they jumped at the opportunity
to co-produce a poster for The Asian Poster exhibition at Track 16
The brothers are best known for their ironic lacquer paintings, which
have been shown at prominent museums and art events across Asia and
Europe. Born in Guangxi, the Luo brothers moved to the Artists Village
in Yuanmingyuan, Beijing, in 1994. Recently, they developed "Welcome to the World's Famous Brands" series
in response to the onslaught of Western products in Mainland China.
The poster features a new Famous Brands artwork--a swirl of Cultural Revolutionary
babies clutching Western hamburgers, cameras, watches, cars, and sodas. Chinese
script on a red banner says, "Make Lots of Big Money."
Arnold Pander, a Portland-based artist, provided the overall poster design, enthusiastically
approved by the Luo brothers. A limited quantity was printed and will be available
to purchase during the exhibition for $20.
Their work has appeared at the Mori Art Center in Tokyo, Australia, Hong Kong,
art "Welcome to the World's Famous Brands 2005"
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