Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Late Bloomers

Recently on exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery was Yayoi Kusama's "Flowers that Bloom at Midnight". I see it as a peculiar mix of Damien Hirst, Jean Dubuffet and MacKenzie-Childs. Interpretation aside, I'm not crazy about the yawn-worthy landscape surrounding the sculpture. How unfortunate.
If however, the sculpture was placed in a monotone, cold and imposing concrete jungle.....I would smile. A lethal injection of color to the urban tissue, it would appear as three dimensional graffiti. Now we're talking baby.