Artist R. Lloyd Ming Creates Crucifix Artwork Out of Credit Card Logos

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Salvation through Shopping - Conceptual artist R. Lloyd Ming's Credit Crucifix artwork is a commentary on America's addiction to shopping and credit cards.

The image is simple yet riveting; the most popular credit card logos are arranged on a white canvas to form the shape of a Crucifix. The artwork is called 'Credit Crucifix' and refers to American consumerism as a savior to China and the main engine which has created the new wealth in China. "America is a nation addicted to credit cards and shopping," says Ming. "I created this work to encourage dialogue regarding the issue of America's addiction to consumerism." Ming explains that his Credit Crucifix art makes us consider the idea of shopping as savior and American consumerism as a savior to China.

With prices for Ming's works usually $6,000 to $70,000; the Credit Crucifix works are a relative steal at $1,000 each in a limited edition of 25. "With this economy many art collectors are having trouble buying art," says Ming. "So I added a couple of less expensive limited edition works like this to give collectors an opportunity to buy something significant yet affordable."

R. Lloyd Ming's current solo art show is called 'I Am Not Chinese.' The focus of the exhibit is China and what Ming calls the tenuous relationship between China and America. His artwork addresses many controversial Chinese issues including censorship and capitalism under communist rule, trade imbalance, human rights, pollution, Tibet-China conflict, America borrowing money from China, potential US-China war and the deliberate devaluation of the Chinese Yuan. The show initially ran from March 3, 2009 to April 3, 2009 - however it is being extended due to popular demand - Studio C. - 55 West 74th Street - New York NY, 10023. The show is by appointment; Telephone: (212)362.3093

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