Shok 1 mural, China. Scheduled for destruction this week.
[…] It wasn’t intended to be subversive. I’ve been using the icon for about 10 years now … the top government official for the region signed off on the design before I started and said he was happy with everything. They simply came back at the end and completely changed their minds. Even had a problem with the red background.
It’s also worth pointing out that every single Chinese person who came up on the street while I was painting it loved it, and from the discussions they fully understood the iconography.”