Room 1 Remixed
- Full Image - 
NAT! 2014
LoveArtVisuals.com
#DigitalArt #LoveArt
Oct 21, 2014

Room 1 Remixed
- Full Image -
NAT! 2014
LoveArtVisuals.com
#DigitalArt #LoveArt

This segment from Last Week Tonight got to me. 
Civil Forfeiture - NAT! 2014
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Oct 21, 2014

This segment from Last Week Tonight got to me.
Civil Forfeiture - NAT! 2014
#LoveArtVisuals

This segment from
#LastWeekTonight kept buzzing around my mind.  Civil Forfeitures  - NAT! 2014
Oct 21, 2014

This segment from
#LastWeekTonight kept buzzing around my mind. Civil Forfeitures - NAT! 2014

Room 1 Remixed
NAT! 2014
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Oct 20, 2014

Room 1 Remixed
NAT! 2014
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Fairfax Chillin. 
#GooglyEyeMafia
#LisaFrankJr
Oct 20, 2014

Fairfax Chillin.
#GooglyEyeMafia
#LisaFrankJr

If you think the government is going to fix things, you probably don’t live in America. #LoveArtVisuals
Oct 20, 2014

If you think the government is going to fix things, you probably don’t live in America. #LoveArtVisuals

In this installation of #ThingsILearnedFromComedians, #BillMaher breaks it down for an all #American
#RealityCheck.

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#USA
Oct 19, 2014

In this installation of #ThingsILearnedFromComedians, #BillMaher breaks it down for an all #American
#RealityCheck.

#LoveArtVisuals #LisaFrankJr
#USA

Flower Power 4 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
Oct 18, 2014

Flower Power 4 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com

Flower Power 3 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
Oct 18, 2014

Flower Power 3 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com

Happy Snack Time 2 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
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#Ink #inktober #digitalart
Oct 18, 2014 / 1 note

Happy Snack Time 2 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
#LoveArtVisuals #LisaFrankJr #Watercolor
#Ink #inktober #digitalart

Flower Power 2
NAT! 2014
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#GooglyEyeMafia 
#LisaFrankJr
Oct 17, 2014

Flower Power 2
NAT! 2014
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#GooglyEyeMafia
#LisaFrankJr

Flower Power GIF - NAT! 2014
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Oct 17, 2014 / 2 notes

Flower Power GIF - NAT! 2014
#GooglyEyeMafia
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My Favorite Dinosaur Showing Solidarity Support for the  #FergusonOctober #FreedomFighters
Oct 16, 2014

My Favorite Dinosaur Showing Solidarity Support for the #FergusonOctober #FreedomFighters

You I’m All About That Lisa Frank #ThrowbackThursday! #LisaFrank #LisaFrankJr #tbt
Oct 16, 2014

You I’m All About That Lisa Frank #ThrowbackThursday! #LisaFrank #LisaFrankJr #tbt

Oct 15, 2014 / 1 note

Click to Read: Backlash and Threats Close Argentinian Art Show

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The Argentinian artists behind this exhibition cancelled it due to a large amount of backlash and threats.

Their point is simple: “Depictions of saints and goddesses like the Virgin Mary and Kali have always indicated beauty standards of the day, and the artists wanted to update these religious icons to reflect contemporary ideals — which they believe are best embodied in the leggy, plastic bombshell doll.”

Barbies are a toy that conjures a specific kind of image on impressionable children and adults. Toys are a medium that people are not always used to seeing in art, but we put our ideals, fantasies and egos into toys, especially those that resemble humans.

Using Barbies to explore the ego and images of religion is an interesting and controversial approach. Introspection tends to rattle religious folks, but I would love to see this show put up without defensive threats of violence.

The statement made by this exhibition, to me, is less about the religious icons and more of a commentary on contemporary thoughts of body ideals. Human thought about a “healthy” or “appealing” body type has changed over time, and the images of the these icons have also changed. I would love to see this show along with a series of images showcasing how the icons have changed over the centuries according to body image ideals in popular culture.

The original story can be found here, on HyperAllergic.om.