Millie Chen, ‘Prototype 1977: Police Room 619, Sanlam Building, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Office of Harvey Milk, San Francisco City Hall, U.S.A.’, 2016, Resource Art

Part of a series of ten wallpaper designs— one for each year between 1970-1979. Each “prototype” drawing is a unique mixed media work on paper— a material rendering of an original design, or pattern repeat, for the respective wallpaper. In each “prototype,” Chen has conceived of an image that references events that happened in that specific year. In this artwork, the imagery is referencing where Steve Biko was tortured (but not where he died), where Harvey Milk worked (but not when he was killed), where is the Sex Pistols’ bus (not anywhere).

About Millie Chen

Canadian, b. 1962, Taiwan, based in Ridgeway, ON, Canada

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