Monday, February 1, 2010

Can-Can Kabuki

Can Can Kabuki

V. Laszlo, Artist
(Acrylic on Art Board; 16" X 20")
ca. 1960
60sism School of Art
BAMOO Permanent Collection

The use of bold colors heightens the festive nature of this Eurasian melding of the traditionally reserved & conservative Kabuki art theatre form and the brash, no holds sexuality of Paris during the Fin de siecle . Laszlo imagines this strutting and saucy dancer in full Kabuki traditional make-up as evident in her ghostly white thigh. The dancer's face is fixated on an imagined audience member and conveys that as she raises her skirt, not for you, but for the wealthy Monsieur who will "come hither" her after the club closes that night.

CCK holds a special place in the Esteemed Directors heart - it was the first truly bad pieces we acquired way back in 1998.

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