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The Altar of Capitalism" is a pop surrealist painting that depicts three pivotal political figures during the economic crisis in Europe. They are portrayed as part of a colossal matchstick, which symbolically originates from the Grenfell Tower scandal in London. The building gradually transforms into the matchstick, and this, in turn, metamorphoses into stacked portraits of the three politicians. Interestingly, Grenfell Tower, despite being consumed by flames as a matchstick, appears to float within a life preserver in a turbulent sea. This intriguing juxtaposition highlights the complex and tumultuous nature of contemporary economic and political affairs, creating a thought-provoking commentary on the subject.

Altar of Capitalism

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    Original & Unique Work, Michail Parlamas

    Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2020

    74 4/5 × 47 1/5 in | 190 × 120 cm

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