Stephanie Smiedt  
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paint 2009
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nike

Nike as a word is of course one of the most recognisable brand names of the century. However originally Nike was the greek goddess of victory, representing personal excellence in strength and bravery. Using the art world's most famous depiction of this goddess Nike of Samothrace as a motif, Nike attempts to reclaim Nike for art. Through repetition, erasion and overlaying, Nike gives a graphic summation of the way this goddess has been co-opted and sold in contemporary society.

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