Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Chinese Girl

You may have noticed this cushions at the end of my last post.



They feature artwork I'm sure you recognize, too. The artwork is by Vladimir Tretchikoff, a Russian artist who lived in South Africa for many years. His work gained notoriety as the epitome of kitsch but it was exhibited all over the world, and sold in the millions. Personally, I remember learning to do the locomotion with my best buddy in grade 4 under a Tretchi painting at her parents' house. They were everywhere.

I noticed this article a couple weeks ago on the Mail & Guardian website, about the woman who says she is the face of the Chinese Girl. Interesting reading.

4 comments:

Lana said...

Saw the exhibition on Sunday and short film about his life, absolutely fascinating!

kbd said...

I didn't realize there was an exhibition! That would be really interesting, he does some like a fascinating man.

Anonymous said...

Wow I didn't know there was an exhibition either! I just love your cushions...did you make them yourself?

kbd said...

Anonymous, they are not my cushions, but you can find them here:
http://haascollective.com/