Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Skowmon Hastanan

Roar!!! Miss Universe (friendly capitalism)

Roar!!! Miss Universe (friendly capitalism)

Skowmon Hastanan. Roar!!! Miss Universe (friendly capitalism), 2001–2002.

Description:
Digital photomontage. Variable dimensions. This work is about the birth of Asian beauty as a universal commodity and the coming of American purchasing power. The images are a portrait of Apasra Hongsakula, the1965 Thai Miss Universe, smiling over the bursting dollars-dam-cartoon panel from the Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge “In only a poor old man." A MK-82 bomber used in South Vietnam dropping erotic bombs of magenta orchids over the cum-gushing silver dollar.

Medium:
Printmaking

Tags:
Walt Disney, MK-82, commodification, Miss Universe

Images
The Property of A Lady: An Impressive Emerald and Diamond LavaliereLes femmes en route: Magnificent JourneyRubyscapeGoddess and Prostitutes, Red MoonLes fleurs du malProfessional NamesRoar!!! Miss Universe (friendly capitalism)

Location
Bronx, New York
USA

Contact
skowmon@yahoo.com

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