The art: Cady Noland, This piece doesn’t have a title yet, 1989.
The news: “Bud Kicks Out Its Old Beer Can,” by David Kesmodel for the Wall Street Journal. Note that the new Budweiser can seems not to be — or to at least downplay — its decades-old red, white and blue color scheme. (Also, Budweiser is no-longer an American-owned brand.)
Art historical note: Noland’s sculpture riffs on the confluence of patriotism and commercialism and winces at American ‘values’ such as corporatism, consumerism and waste, as well as the limits of American social mobility.
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