Get dotty: Anyone wanting to relive the polka-dotted splendor of our 1999 Yayoi Kusama exhibition should check out the Queensland Art Gallery’s kids’ web game, Kusama’s World of Dots, where you can plaster dots over every surface of a virtual room.
Movies about paintings: Thomas “Painter of Light” Kinkade’s painting “The Christmas Cottage” as a movie? Tyler Green’s got a better idea: here’s his list of five paintings that actually merit Hollywood’s attention.
Oiticica’s “American” art: Ever since the Walker’s 1993–94 Helio Oiticica exhibition, the term “American art” has been more generously applied to artists from the span of the Americas. Roberta Smith, reviewing the Museum of Fine Art Houston’s Helio Oitica: The Body of Color, writes that the show and the late Brazilian artist’s work is like “a large stone dropped into the calm waters of European-American art history.” (Pictured: Oiticica’s 1958 work Metaesquema.)
Guerrilla prude: A guerrilla censor clandestinely (and strategically) covered bodily bits exposed on statues in Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park recently, leaving this note: “There is too much nudity in newspapers and magazines, so here on the bridge the limit has been reached!”
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