New York-Based Artist Depicts Playboy Bunny Logo as a Deity
As a commentary on censorship in China, hot new artist R. Lloyd Ming creates a sculpture in which Buddha experiences true enlightenment by worshiping the Playboy Bunny logo as a modern-day golden calf.
About R. Lloyd Ming
R. Lloyd Ming uses photography, video art, installation and sculpture to ask hard questions about society. He is inspired by artists who use found or readymade objects to create their work and Ming typically also works in this way. Notable influences are Marcel Duchamp, Subodh Gupta, Ai Weiwei, Fred Wilson, Haim Steinbach, Joseph Cornell, Louise Nevelson and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Ming is particularly influenced by the work of American artist Robert Rauschenberg. Throughout his career Rauschenberg used objects he found on the street to make sculptures he called combines. As a result Ming refers to his sculptures as combines.
Current Exhibition: "I am Not Chinese" - March 3, 2009 to April 3, 2009 at Studio C. - 55 West 74th Street - New York NY, 10023. By appointment, Telephone: (212)362.3093
For more info log on to: http://www.RLloydMing.com
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Contact: Jeff Martin or Lisa Zeng both of R. Lloyd Ming, (212) 362-3093
R. Lloyd Ming's sculpture, made for his current solo art show, is called 'True Enlightenment Deferred' and is a commentary on censorship in China.