Yesterday, 21-year-old pop star and multi-millionaire Miley Cyrus debuted her first-ever art show, as part of designer Jeremy Scott’s show at New York Fashion Week.
And, starting today, the exhibit is publicly viewable.
Entitled “Dirty Hippie,” the project will be on display at V Magazine‘s New York City offices for an indefinite period.
Cyrus’ project features, among other objects and glued-together creations, a five-foot bong; a vibrator with a joint attached to it; and–perhaps most notably–a pineapple, “on a d*ck with a bunch of babies, [which also] says “f*ck.”
Why a pineapple? Well, you know what they say about pineapple: “If you drink a lot of pineapple juice you’re going to have yummy c*m.”
The interview Cyrus gave to V is just as illuminating as the art itself, if not more so. For example, in response to the statement “You’re taking a bunch of consumer detritus and making symbolic, ceremonial objects out of it,” Cyrus offers the following:
Yeah. This seems so f*cking lame to say but I feel like my art became kind of a metaphor—an example of my life. Because a bunch of sh*tty things kept happening. I’ve always been so f*cking lucky. Everything has always just been easy for me. And at the beginning of this year, I hated 2014 because everything that could go wrong kept going wrong. Being in the hospital, my dog dying…Everything just kept sh*tting on me and sh*tting on me. So then I started taking all of those sh*t things and making them good, and being like, I’m using it. My brother and my friends all said that’s what they felt I was doing. So, that’s how I started making art. I had a bunch of f*cking junk and sh*t, and so instead of letting it be junk and sh*t, I turned it into something that made me happy.
For those of you keeping track at home, that’s three f-bombs, five s-bombs, and a rather steep learning curve. Though, give Cyrus credit for this: she’s used art as catharsis, which is one of its oldest and most meaningful goals.
The New York Post calls the show “something a three-year-old on acid might create.”
Cyrus herself, using related language, says she felt the need to create in part because she didn’t want people to think she was a “f•cking pop star dumb*ass.” Nor did she want to die a “pop pop dumb dumb.”
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