Antonio Caro. Colombia Coca-Cola, 1976. Esmalte sobre metal 100 x 76 cm.
Antonio Caro is one of the most influential Colombian artists in Latin America. An artwork that for decades has brought to the mind of its audience debates about the identity of Colombians and the consumer society they belong to. As years go by, the Colombia piece has not stopped been current on the contrary, it forces us more and more to reflect upon a culture that revolves around a capitalist society and that has come to define us as people. “This superimposition of “Colombia and the Coca-Cola logo points not just at U.S. imperialism but at how “we” and “they” cannot be disentangled one from the other”. (Suescun, 1998)