Answers to Starry Night – Art

Here are the answers!

Tamen: Starry Sky – Art (2017, acrylic on canvas); Art Central 2018 (Art+ Gallery Shanghai).

Can you identify all the allusions to other artists in the painting? You can also view a larger version by clicking on the picture.

  1. The tent is Tracey Emin’s Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995
  2. The puppy is one of Yoshitomo Nara’s sculptures
  3. The spider is one of Louise Bourgeois’s Maman sculptures
  4. The walking figure is one of Julian Opie’s statuettes of people walking
  5. The two men: Gilbert Proesch and George Pasmore’s performance art entitled Singing Sculptures (This one was found by Carol Wu. Thanks! I never would have been able to find that reference.)
  6. The painting being held is basically Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow
  7. The framed painting is Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  8. The bronze animal sculpture is Alberto Giacometti’s Dog
  9. The urinal is Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain
  10. The stainless steel curved sculpture is Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor’s huge sculpture in Chicago
  11. The balloon rabbit is Jeff Koon’…Balloon Rabbit
  12. The box is Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box
  13. The lady in a spotted dress is Yayoi Kusama, who is best known for her spotted pumpkin art work
  14. Any more?

The woman in white is one of the artists. Let me know if I got any wrong or if I missed any. I have the impression that many of the versions here are all slightly different than the original works.

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