Ernest Chang with some of his works at The Stallery gallery, Hong Kong. He appropriates popular figures for his paintings, and says: “I aim to use the characters as a tool that ultimately adds to the whole piece.” Photo: Jonathan Wong
Ernest Chang with some of his works at The Stallery gallery, Hong Kong. He appropriates popular figures for his paintings, and says: “I aim to use the characters as a tool that ultimately adds to the whole piece.” Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Miffy with a beak, Eric Cartman from South Park in Balenciaga – artists deny plagiarism and say they have appropriated cartoon characters

  • Chinese artist and art professor Feng Feng, who put a beak on cartoon rabbit Miffy, says he seeks to present new issues by tapping into viewers’ memories
  • Ernest Chang put Lucy from Peanuts in Versace and a South Park character in Balenciaga, a comment on how kids are bombarded by both cartoons and luxury logos

Ernest Chang with some of his works at The Stallery gallery, Hong Kong. He appropriates popular figures for his paintings, and says: “I aim to use the characters as a tool that ultimately adds to the whole piece.” Photo: Jonathan Wong
Ernest Chang with some of his works at The Stallery gallery, Hong Kong. He appropriates popular figures for his paintings, and says: “I aim to use the characters as a tool that ultimately adds to the whole piece.” Photo: Jonathan Wong
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