Monday, January 3, 2011

what do Corn Smut & Claes Oldenburg have in common?

I have had a request to post this work by Jeff Koons on the blog:


Michael Jackson and Bubbles.

If you don't know much about Koons, he's what I call a "contemporary pop artist". His work seemingly deals a lot with consumerism (much like Warhol), but after seeing him speak at the High a few months ago (probably the most disappointing speech of my artistic career) you realize that he just rips ideas off of other artists, and decorates their work with wee wees and hoo hoos. But thanks for the request.

Last night, the in-laws were kind enough to take us to dinner at Lime in West Village (off of Atlanta Road). I had something called the Pollo de Tabasco (I guess I should've read the description better, but I thought it would be spicy) that had huitlacoche on it. We googled it at table and were happy that it was something to do with corn, so we didn't investigate it further. Well, after the meal, Momma Bush is curious to know what exactly "corn smut" is and now I'm kind of grossed out that I ate it. It is a disease that infects corn, causing large fungus to grow on the corn. Yum!



Anyhow, my point is that the restaurant had Oldenburg-esque limes in the middle of it. Here's a picture:


& images of Claes Oldenburg's work:







Here's an image of the partially-finished key holder for my apartment: (somehow it de-rotated itself)

& some cards that I put together using random images...



& if you have a lot of free time (like me), you might want to go to Regretsy for some laughs.

See you tomorrow!
-Katie

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