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Rantanen, Mari: Shop till you drop
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Photographer: Virtanen, Petri
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje

Shop till you drop

The patterns in the painting are based on the floor plans of three shopping malls the artist saw in The New York Times. Hung on the wall, she says they seem like Gothic cathedrals: the commercial and the banal become beautiful and sublime. For Rantanen, supermarkets are meeting places, just as churches were in the past. In her paintings, she wants to create places for emotions and to bring light to the space through colours.


depth 4,50 cm
height 180,00 cm
width 340,00 cm
lahjoitus 2004-3-15, N-2004-11:A-C