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    'Man-hating' artist Kusama's polka dots take over Tate Modern

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228n1.html

    Excerpt: "On a chilly February morning, an 82-year-old Japanese woman is wheeled into the Tate Modern gallery in London, wearing a fringed red wig and a polka-dot dress matching the balloons hanging all around.

    She is the painter, peacenik and performance artist Yayoi Kusama, who made a splash in 1960s New York before heading home a decade later and then checking herself into the mental hospital where she still lives. Tate has opened a retrospective of her work, featuring polka dots, limp sculptures of the male organ and psychedelic rooms beamed with swirling colored spots."



    I found this interesting.

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    I can't help thinking of Ronald McDonald. . .



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    Wow. She looks legit crazy. Or like just another artist. Funny how it's hard to tell the difference sometimes.

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    I'll see your Ronald McDonald and raise you a Greyson Perry -the UK's serious culture clown.

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    Greyson Perry?

    ...what is this I dont even

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    Quote Originally Posted by manlybrian View Post
    Wow. She looks legit crazy. Or like just another artist. Funny how it's hard to tell the difference sometimes.
    Well, she did check herself into a mental hospital...


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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebones View Post
    Well, she did check herself into a mental hospital...
    I think the individual who is competent enough to check themselves into a mental hospital is not really crazy...just attention deprived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bish0p2004 View Post
    I think the individual who is competent enough to check themselves into a mental hospital is not really crazy...just attention deprived.
    Or does it for the free food, perhaps.

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    Aw yeah, free food....that woman is definitely a genius then.

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    If you were to breed them:



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    Well she was pretty damn hot when she was younger.



    I guess what they say is true...



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    Thanks for the blatantly sexist pix, Jacob. Not sure what any of it has to do with her art, though...

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    I'm just impressed that she lived to be 120. I should eat more fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    Well she was pretty damn hot when she was younger.

    Dude...everyone was hot in the sixties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truro View Post
    Thanks for the blatantly sexist pix, Jacob. Not sure what any of it has to do with her art, though...
    I didn't make it. In fact, I found it on the cheer me up thread. I also fail to see how it's sexist.

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    Um, truro, the woman did make a substantial part of her career the depicting of impotent penises. . .

    Because she's. . .wait for it. . .

    A "MAN HATER!"

    Oh, the irony.

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    Jacob... if the artist being discussed was a dude, would you even be talking about his attractiveness or lack thereof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by truro View Post
    Jacob... if the artist being discussed was a dude, would you even be talking about his attractiveness or lack thereof?
    I would. In any case I can see she was attractive. Us women aren't blind.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truro View Post
    Jacob... if the artist being discussed was a dude, would you even be talking about his attractiveness or lack thereof?
    I would think that more people would be offended at the stereotyping of Asian women more than anything.

    Personally, I think it's funny, but I could see how someone else might not.

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    Lets get people offended.. fanning the flame for an up coming feminist debate




    eh hehehehe .... fanning ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by truro View Post
    Jacob... if the artist being discussed was a dude, would you even be talking about his attractiveness or lack thereof?
    The artist who did that comic is Emiko Sawanobori (an asian artist).
    http://iamemiko.blogspot.com/

    She obviously has a good sense of humor about it.
    Maybe you are getting offended at nothing?

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    tools of the patriarchy, all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truro View Post
    tools of the patriarchy, all of you.

    (joke)
    is Emiko Sawanobori (an asian FEMALE artist).

    (joke)

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    I don't get it though if she hates men why does she draw/paint flaccid penises (or that's what I gathered)?

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    I need to get that wig. Then I'd be fresh.

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    Avant-garde artist Kusama tries balloons

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120324a6.html

    Quote: "Famed avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama unveiled her latest works, made of huge balloons, before they are displayed this weekend at an art festival in Tokyo's Roppongi district.

    Love doll: Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama appears Thursday with her latest work, 10-meter-tall balloon girl "Yayoi-chan" symbolizing peace and love, in Tokyo's Roppongi district. KYODO

    "Yayoi-chan," a 10-meter-tall balloon girl, and "Ring-Ring," a 4-meter-tall balloon dog, both decorated with her signature polka dots motif, will be shown at the Roppongi Hills complex during Roppongi Art Night on Saturday and Sunday."


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    i went to see this last weekend. i liked some of the early paintings and the dark mirror room.

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