Claire Fontaine - Capitalism Kills Love
Claire Fontaine ‘Capitalism Kills Love’ tote bag
French ‘ready-made artist’ Claire Fontaine’s work for Notes from Nowhere was a cotton shopping bag of the kind now produced in their millions as the acceptable alternative to plastic carrier bags. These newly ubiquitous bags are either used as commercial advertising or alternatively bear political and lifestyle messages about social and environmental causes.
Fontaine’s work apes the later position, each of the shopping bags carrying the message Capitalism Kills Love, but it is uncertain whether this is a subversive gesture or whether the positioning of the slogan on a shopping bag suggests it is an ironic gesture.
Capitalism Kills Love
3 colour print on cotton tote bag.
Printed one side only.
41cm x 36cm.
Strap height 26cm.