Corporate logos: We see them every day. We have lived with them for so long that they are embedded into our collective subconscious; a part of the human experience.
Six of the world’s best-known corporate logos - cDonald’s, arlboro, ickey Mouse, ike, oca-Cola, and A pple - are employed in these paintings as they merge into ever-evolving forms and configurations, from undecipherable abstract to blatantly recognizable, inviting us to look at them in a new way.
For a more detailed text see "Statement"

MMMNCA Paintings
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NINE (DELIRIOUS) SUPERLOGOS
2014
Acrylic on canvas
Each panel 30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

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THREE MMMNCA LOGO LANDSCAPES
2012
Acrylic on canvas
Each panel 48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
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THREE MMMNCA LOGO LANDSCAPES
2006
Digital print on canvas
Each panel 20" x 20", 51 x 51 cm

These 3 panels got destroyed by fire, which correlates with my affinity for distressed canvas.
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THE SECRET LIFE OF SUPER SIGNS
2011
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
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TWO SUPERLOGOS, ORNAMENTALLY DISTORTED
2011
Acrylic on canvas
Each panel 48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Left panel: C. A.; New York
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GOLDEN SUPERLOGO I, II, III
2007
Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas
Each 18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm
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THREE MMMNCA SUPERLOGOS IN DISTRESS
2006
Acrylic on canvas
Each panel 20" x 20", 51 x 51 cm
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THREE MMMNC FRAGMENTS (each)
2005
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 20" x 20", 51 x 51 cm
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BIG MICKEY IS WATCHING YOU
2000
Acrylic and pencil on distressed canvas
30" x 40", 76 x 102 cm

A. R., New York
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FIVE CLEAR CIRCLES SUROUNDED BY PENCIL
2000
Clear acrylic and pencil on distressed canvas
14" x 64", 36 x 162 cm
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FIVE CLEAR CIRCLES SUROUNDED BY PENCIL (detail)
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FIVE CLEAR CIRCLES NOT SUROUNDED BY PENCIL
2000
Clear acrylic on distressed canvas
14" x 64", 36 x 162 cm
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FIVE CLEAR CIRCLES NOT SUROUNDED BY PENCIL (detail)
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EIGHT MMMNC SUPERLOGOS
1999
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 14" x 14", 36 x 36cm

A. C.; Paris
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FOUR LOGOFLOWERS
1998
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 14" x 14", 36 x 36cm
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THREE ALMOST SQUARES
1998
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 14" x 14", 36 x 36cm
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FLOATING MMMNC LANDSCAPE
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
14" x 46", 36 x 117 cm
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MMMNC LANDSCAPE
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 64", 46 x 162 cm

M. & D. N., Los Angeles
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NIKE DESCENDING ON MC (Mickey-Coca-Cola)
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 64", 46 x 162 cm

A. C., Paris
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RISING MICKEY
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 64", 46 x 162 cm
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MMMNC STARSHIP ATTACKING MICKEY (and Mickey Detaching an Ear to Counterattack)
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 64", 46 x 162 cm

Still of a MMMNC starship attacking Mickey, who detaches an ear or two to counterattack. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."
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MMMNC STARSHIP ATTACKING MICKEY FRIEZE (slow motion)
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
ca. 28" x 197", ca. 70 x 500 cm, arrangement variable

Stills of a MMMNC starship attacking Mickey, who detaches an ear or two to counterattack. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."
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MMMNC FRAGMENTS
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Variable, here ca. 72" x 48", 182 x 122 cm
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MMMNC LOGO FRIEZE
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
ca. 18" x 360", 46 x 910 cm

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The MMMNC series of paintings features agglomerations or sections of corporate symbols used in a metaphoric way, appearing in new combinations and constellations. They are transformed into landscapes, orbit as planets and UFOs, or try to usurp one another in pseudo-ornamental friezes, demonstrating the agility with which they can create new contexts and realities.

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3 PSYCHEDELIC LOGO CONGLOMERATES
1997
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 19.7" x 19.7", 50 x 50 cm

H. P.; Munich
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MMMNC ORNAMENT OVER GOLD III
1997
Pigment and acrylic on canvas
17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

M.C.K.S., New York
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MMMNC ORNAMENT OVER GOLD II
1997
Pigment and acrylic on canvas
17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

I. R., Frankfurt
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MMMNC ORNAMENT OVER GOLD I
1996
Pigment and acrylic on canvas
17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

I. R., Frankfurt
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PSEUDO MMMNC
1996
Pigment on wood
9" x 12" x 2", 23 x 30.5 x 5cm

P. G., Milano
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MMMNC
1996
Pigment on wood
9.5" x 9.8" x 2", 24 x 25 x 5cm

P. G., Milano
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MMMNC SUPERLOGO
1996
Acrylic on distressed canvas
ca. 9.5" x 9.8" x 2", 24 x 25 x 5cm

M.C.K.S., New York
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LOGO WORLD WITH LOGO PERSON
1996
Acrylic on canvas suit and distressed canvas
ca. 48" x 120", 122 x 304 cm

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LOGO APPARITION OVER COCA COLA LANDSCAPE
1996
Acrylic and graphite on distressed canvas
ca. 55" x 86", 140 x 220 cm
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NINE (DELIRIOUS) SUPERLOGOS
1996
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 18" x 18", 46 x 46 cm

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PSYCHEDELIC LOGO CONGLOMERATES (Variation)
1995
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

U. R.; Heidelberg
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PSYCHEDELIC LOGO CONGLOMERATES (Variation)
1995
Acrylic on distressed canvas
Each panel 17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

V. T.; Dublin
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PSYCHEDELIC COKE & NIKE
1995
Acrylic on distressed canvas
17.5" x 17.5", 45 x 45 cm

C. H.; Calgary
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LOGO LANDSCAPE
1995
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 53", 45 x 135 cm

H. P., Munich
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GOLDEN MMMNC LANDSCAPE
1995
Acrylic on distressed canvas
18" x 53.5", 45 x 136 cm

I. E.; Ludwigshafen
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ORNAMENTAL MMMNC FRAGMENTS
1994
Acrylic and dispersion paint on canvas
Each panel 19.7" x 19.7", 50 x 50 cm

U. R.; Heidelberg
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THE MMMC SYNDROME
1993
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 27.5", 70 x 70 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt
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THE MMMC SYNDROME
1993
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 27.5", 70 x 70 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt
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THE MMMC SYNDROME
1993
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 27.5", 70 x 70 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt
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THE MMMC SYNDROME
1993
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 27.5", 70 x 70 cm
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THE MMMC SYNDROME
1993
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 27.5", 70 x 70 cm
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HORROR VACUI
1992
Neon, acrylic paint, gilded wood
Triptych, each panel 35" x 35" x 3.5", 90 x 90 x 9 cm

"Horror vacui" - Nature abhors a vacuum. We human beings love to fill our mental space, and religion, advertising, and politics are more than willing to step in.

P. G., Milano