Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Is it art?

1969: Yayoi Kusama’s Grand Orgy in the Garden

“But Is It Art?” This tongue-in-cheek question attended the caption to a front-page photo of the August 25, 1969, issue of the Daily News, in which naked people stand in a fountain in the Sculpture Garden. In the photo, a crowd of visitors—and one exasperated security guard—observe the nude bathers in equal parts confusion and awe, as a lone woman faces away from the scene. This was Yayoi Kusama, the artist who orchestrated the event.

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