Jonny Ruzzo: Thoughts on the Mausoleum of Modern Art
by Yayoi Kusama
What’s Modern here? I don’t see it.
Van Gogh, Cezanne, these other ghosts, all are dead or dying.
While the dead show dead art, living artists die.
Fame and reputations are sold across the counter.
Here art, hard as diamonds, prevails over love;
Diamonds for grand dames attending their funeral.
MOMA is political, a show place for vanity.
Politics has no place in love and in art.
No life stirs in empty rooms where DON’T TOUCH is the rule.
Exhibitions should be free and not a dollar fifty.
Art should be priced for all to own—at the supermarket.
Soft sculpture is alive, always preferable to hard sculpture.
My love is like mixed media, mixing you and me.