The Long, Strange Life of Yayoi Kusama
On the surface of this well-fueled publicity blitz, Yayoi Kusama is a dotty (pun intended) old grandma all about fun, polka dots and puffy balloons, including her eye-popping window display for the Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. On the inside, which all the W magazine air kisses in the world can’t conceal, Kusama is about decades of raging struggles with precarious mental balance, gender, ethnicity, money, power, class, self-mythology, annihilation, life and death, peppered with a bit of wonder.
Chuck Close Responds to Scott Blake’s FreeChuckCloseArt.com
After a week of “My Chuck Close Problem” ricocheting around the internetz, we discovered what Close thought of Blake’s art project … and then Blake responded.