Pass that Joint / Upskirt Almost

A few nice buying in china images I found:

Pass that Joint / Upskirt Almost

Image by 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠
Vodka & OJ in the coffee cup, Amsterdam hash on my knee. Photo by a MySpace friend.

MADE IN CHINA.jpg

Image by christophercozier
"MADE IN CHINA" stamps have been so much a part of our lives growing up in Caribbean. In the past it was pencils and plastic pencil-sharpeners, yellow twelve-inch-rulers etc. Modest items with all the associations of developing countries and low level consumption. Today, in the same locations, for people with bigger budgets, it is now monolithic structures and narratives of progress.
I bought this little stamp in a mall in Port of Spain. I began to see these little stamps more and more over the years. Apparently they are quite commonly used for labeling, on arrival, in small shops? Why are they being labeled here in Trinidad? What would the value of labeling my work this way in narratives of development and progress? So far I have begun to label drawings of pedestals for politicians to stand upon.
I am about to install a newer updated version of "Tropical Night" at the TATE, Liverpool in the Afro-Modern exhibition. I packed my little rubber stamp.

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