"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
- Banksy (via yehudiah)
(Source: splinter-eye, via down-rodeo)
when you develop a crush on someone that you have no chance with
(Source: joshpeckofficial, via shuckiest)
Artist Yayoi Kusama in her studio in the psychiatric hospital in Tokyo and back in the days in her New York studio.
Having suffered nervous disorders and hallucinations since childhood, Kusama has chosen to live in a Tokyo psychiatric hospital for the past 38 years, and has built herself a studio opposite. Health permitting, she still makes a daily journey from the hospital to her studio to paint.
excerpts from Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots directed by Heather Lenz
"There’s a track on the record called ‘Biggy’ that is my favourite. Emily, myself and Jono Ma worked on that song initially. It was a really spastic electronic song that was about seven times faster than it is right now. It was an instrumental and an idea that Emily had had for a long time. Jono was visiting me in LA and we were hanging out in my basement making music. Emily came by and had this idea she’d had for a few years. We found the perfect sound and got really excited about it, then left it on the shelf for a little while. Then it came out when we were in pre-production with Flood. He basically flipped the whole thing on its head — he added lyrics and made us slow it down to about 20% of the original speed. It’s just one of those things – watching it from the inception to the way that it is now, I just feel really proud of it. I remember when we first recorded it with him and we had the instrumental version I went home and listened to it 4 million times. I just texted everyone saying that I thought we’d done something I didn’t know we were even capable of doing."
- Stella on the inception of ‘Biggy’ (via warpaintwarpaint)