Untitled (Junk Painting), 2012

Keith Coventry’s Junk Painting series was inspired by the crushed, bent and discarded McDonald’s cartons he saw littering the street near his Camberwell studio. He noticed that the yellow, red, and blue of the company’s logo mirrored his own palette, originally inspired by the Russian Constructivists. Coventry has said of these works: "I wanted to present them (the Junk Series) as suprematist-looking objects, using the colours red, yellow and blue. I like this idea that capitalism can consume anything, that McDonalds can consume Suprematism. No matter what you do to react against it, it just welcomes it with open arms and says 'let's make some money from it.'