Yoko Ono’s Art Exhibit References a Joke About Her from ‘The Simpsons’

yoko ono the simpsons

Yoko Ono has a collaborative art exhibit called ‘Yoko Ono: One More Story’ at the Reykjavik Art Museum. According to an Icelandic news site, that show includes a work titled ‘A Single Plum, Floating in Perfume, Served in a Man’s Hat,’ by artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The work is a literal interpretation of a scene from an episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ wherein Ono is pictured requesting that absurd ‘beverage’ from Moe the bartender. That scene was a sendup of Ono’s art-snob reputation, so referencing it in her art show is pretty clever. It also begs the question: was Ono aware of the reference, and self-aware enough to get the joke?

Here’s the artwork by Ragnar Kjartansson:

yoko ono the simpsons

And here’s the scene from ‘The Simpsons,’ from the 1993 episode ‘Homer’s Barbershop Quartet’:

Via Stereogum

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