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Bicentennial Bag

Mario Rivoli (American, 1943–2021)
For the centerpiece of this oversized bag, the artist embellished an Indian mirror cloth embroidery with other found objects, including a large red patch embroidered with the Coca-Cola logo. The global reach of the brand inspired Rivoli to adopt it as a tongue-in-cheek symbol of world unity, a sentiment echoed earlier in the brand’s 1971 advetising jingle, "I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke."

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