March 28, 2012

Museum Mile Spring 2012: a tribute to Yayoi Kusama, David Hockney & Damien Hirst

Hi dear readers, I am rosario_kira or Rosie, and I am writing this post for Kayci's contest on Ghandora's blog. Today I will talk to you about some pieces from the latest Museum Mile collection in Stardoll. The spring 2012 exhibition contains some stattuetes inspired on original pieces such as the thinker, one of the many Degas's ballerinas, the veil, etc. It also has different designs of cups, bags and posters. However, what I want to talk to you about is the colorful dotted pieces from the collection:

The pieces from this floor from Museum Mile are inspired in psichedelic and pop art. I find these pieces very interesting because they combine real pieces from three different pop art artists: Yayoi Kusama, David Hockney and Damien Hirst.

About the artists:

 Yayoi Kusama: She is a Japanese artist and writer, and she has worked in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychadelic colors, repetition and pattern. All of her works of art are very colorfull, she uses a lot of polka dots and different kind of patterns. As you can see, the sculptures and pattern are inspired on the first picture.

David Hockney: he is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. These are two of his works: 


Damien Hirst: is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. Hirst has made certain controversial statements  for plagiarism and using assistants to do his artwork. David Hockney himself has said that his work is an insult to crafstmen for doing that. He does different kind of art pieces, and he has made some dots paintings:

So, what I found most interesting was the way they combined art pieces from these three artists to create all the pieces from this floor. As you could see, the sculptures are inspired on  Kusuma's real sculptures, but what about Hirst and Hockney? Well, the David Hockney tag is a representation of a painting made by Damien Hirst, but if you look carefully you can see that the man with the broom is actually David Hockney! Also, if you clic on the center wall, you can select a painting inspired from a Damien Hirst's painting.

I really liked the way they combined real art pieces to create this tribute for these pop art and dot artists. If you want you can buy a souvenir with the initials of your favorite artist. I loved the idea of writing "I -dot-" and the initials of the artist, you know, because the pieces are inspired on pop art and are all decorated with colorfull dots, just an amazing idea. And well I guess the cups and bags with the "I -do not dot" are referring to Damien Hirst for his denounces on plagiarism. But well, I don't know, this is just a theory :P

So well, what do you think? Do you like the collection? What about the artists, do you like their work?

I hope you enjoyed this information as much as I did, I think it was quite interesting and wanted to share it with you.  Have a nice day!

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