Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jasper Johns LOVED flourescent tube lighting

To prove that I wasn't making it up about the neon tube light leaning in a corner at the MOMA, please see the picture below:

Apparently it's called "Pink Out of a Corner -- To Jasper Johns," and the artist is Dan Flavin. The MOMA website gives this description of this astounding work of genius: 1963. Fluorescent light and metal fixture, 8' x 6" x 5 3/8" (243.8 x 15.2 x 13.6 cm).

Yep, that pretty much about sums it up.

I'm sure some of you are reading this and thinking, "That Stephanie really is an ignorant f*** Anyone who can't appreciate the intense feeling and metaphorical power of a pink light leaning in a corner, deprived of all context, depending solely on its own bright, pink light for identity and meaning, just as the artist relied on his own staggering genius in order to finagle a tube light into the MOMA, obviously doesn't know art and is just jealous she didn't think of it first."

I am going to enroll in an art appreciation course immediately.

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