Every Artist’s Favorite Color, 2010

51 oil on canvas 4 x 4 inch paintings

Each artist working for Yayuan Art Co. in Dafen, China was hired to paint a 4” x 4” canvas with their favorite color. They were then instructed to write what that color reminded them of on the back of each painting. The project utilized the company's existing manufacturing infrastructure, which is the production of hand-made oil paintings for export to create 51 oil paintings (one by each artist). These paintings depict the otherwise anonymous authors behind the images that are produced by this company.