Friday, August 05, 2011

On the Language of Form: Luxury & Degradation

Curious how often things that are inherently malevolent or undesirable are presented with names or veneers that make bold claims to the opposite. Below, 2 unsavory and dilapidated motel's: "Mona Lisa" and "Esquire" (the top hat is an especially nice touch).

The use of nature imagery in the packaging and marketing of unhealthy and processed foods is common practice: Visual Tropes: Pastoral Farmlands

"Luxury & Degradation" is the title of a series of sculptures by artist Jeff Koons.

1 comment:

muebles madrid said...

It won't succeed as a matter of fact, that's exactly what I think.