One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Anime Meets Thomas Kinkade

Lisa Yuskavage is white hot. Her paintings sell for six figures, so she must be good, right?? I want to be hip and get it, but no lightbulb clicked on when I checked out her recent work at Zwirner and Wirth gallery. Her work looks like Japanese Anime painted by Thomas Kinkade. Blank Orphan Annie eyes, basketball-pregnant bellies, and supersized nipples. If there's some meaning within these works, it's either insultingly superficial or wildly esoteric. I don't think I'll ever consider cartoons to be fine art. If I want to see cartoons, I'll take Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy--fully clothed.