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Market Imperialism
  • Molly Murphy
    born 1977
    born: Great Falls, Montana, United States
  • Market Imperialism, 2004
  • Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linocut, hand coloring
  • Paper Type: Somerset White
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 303 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 567 x 381 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 5/16 x 15 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0082.10

Abstract design with corporate logos. There is a red hourglass shape (Coke-Cola logo) at the center with a half blue, half red circle with a wavy white line (Pepsi logo) above and below. There is a border on four edges. In the corners are four black curved lines that are thick at the top and taper to a straight point (Nike swoosh logo) in each of the corners. There two squares which are half red, half white with blue along the top and bottom (Tommy Hilfiger logo) at center left and center right. At top center and bottom center is a series of vertical lines (barcodes). The left and right sides have crosshatched triangles. The top and bottom have solid black triangles. The border has black vertical lines on all four sides.