FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
McDonalds places cease and desist on artist’s work.
Ju$t Another Rich Kid and Tobias Wong’s tautology in indulgent consumption came under attack this week as CITIZEN:Citizen received a cease and desist order from McDonalds Corporation. Cokespoon #2, a bronze cast and gold plated version of a 1980’s coffee stirrer, will be be withdrawn from CITIZEN:Citizen’s collection immediately.
Another deletion of another version.
The original plastic coffee stirrer was taken out of production when the fast food conglomerate discovered it was being used for drug purposes in the 1980’s. McDonald's became uncomfortable with the affiliation when the coffee stirrers were constantly being used as Exhibit A's in drug cases.
Cokespoon #2 is parody and commentary on how culture affects and sometimes dictates an objects status and function. It is a luxury, made to order design object by thefashion designer Ken Courtney (Ju$t Another Rich Kid) whose collaboration with the renowned designer Tobias Wong resulted in the Indulgences range.
CITIZEN:Citizen works at the forefront of art and design, constantly questioning notions of ownership and value within some of the most beautiful and provocative objects, challenging our accepted views of these worlds.
“it is unfortunate, but ultimately shows the inherent power of objects and their multiple meanings… I would think that as a collectors item it’ has just become an even greater prize, I would imagine the rest of the [Indulgence] range is also going to go up in value” said Philip Wood, Director of CITIZEN:Citizen
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