Todd Monaghan, 2004, 48"/56"/1.5", oil, oil pastel, enamel, egg shells on canvas.
Classic (aka Coca Cola Classic) is one of the first 3 pieces from this series created after Monaghan completed his "American Beauty 911" piece for Emory University. The series was originally intended for The Goizueta Business school of which Monaghan attended while at Emory. At that time it was just Emory's Business school. The piece is made from gesso, egg shells, oil and oil pastels. It takes the iconic American trademark and puts it in space. At the center of the piece behind the Coke loga is the American flag, a nod Monaghan's painting "American Beauty 911".