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Meet Thailand’s ‘Breast Artist’

15 Jan 2014

“With an approach that is highly introspective and personal, [Pinaree Sanpitak] has long been a champion of feminist causes and visions. Ever since her 1994 “Breast Works” show in Bangkok, she has worked with symbolic representations of breasts in various media, using repeated forms that recall Buddhist temple stupas and even bells.”

John Krich interviews Pinaree Sanpitak for the Wall Street Journal, speaking to the leading Thai artist about her “fascination with the body, the role of cooking in her work, and how Thailand’s political situation has made its way into her art.”

Sanpitak’s solo exhibition Cold Cuts opens at Yavuz Fine Art this week.

(Image: Luke Duggleby for the Wall Street Journal)