Bar at the Folies-Bergère

How would Manet react, I wonder…

Daughter of Art History, Theater A, 1989 || Yasumasa Morimura
Daughter of Art History, Theater B, 1989 || Yasumasa Morimura

Since the early 1980s, Yasumasa Morimura has been appropriating and restaging famous paintings, casting himself in the role of the figures depicted. By fabricating elaborate sets and costumes, he does not merely replicate his sources but also presents a pastiche of references that simultaneously pay homage to and satirize the original works. [source: The Getty Center]

Los Angeles

May 10th, 2019