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Design Matters from the Archive: Deborah Kass

Brooklyn recently got it’s “yo” back. Or is it “oy”? In any case, we’re talking about Deborah Kass’s sculpture of two giant yellow letters, “y” and “o”. Depending on which direction you’re coming from, or your mood, you can read it as “yo”, or you can read it as “oy”. It was originally on display in Brooklyn Bridge park, and now it’s back in Brooklyn, on the waterfront in Willimansburg. Deborah Kass is a multi-media artist who combines a pop sensibility with politics, feminism, and art history. Her work is fun, funny, eclectic, and deep.

Debbie talks to Deborah about her long and extraordinary career. “My whole middle brow attachment to middle class entertainment is to me, one of the more radical things I do in art.”

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