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Cinematic Mischief

by Charlie Schultz
Araki does fetish like no one else. He is the cantankerous ripper of all that is taken for granted and has worked and blended both ends of the low-brow/high-art spectrum to a degree even Warhol never touched. He brought the explicitly pornographic into the arena of art culture. One might imagine that before Puck went out to frighten young girls, spoil milk, and mislead travelers at night, he would have consulted Araki, maybe even made him complicit in his rounds, possibly even, Araki is Tokyo’s Puck. In Araki’s latest uptown exhibition, A Film, he presents an installation of about five hundre... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 6/7/09