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Belmore, Rebecca
Mister Luna
2001

Rebecca Belmore’s Mister Luna pays homage to American Indian activist and performance artist James Luna. Here, shiny yellow shoes bask in a halo of vanity lights: the moon-like configuration of lights conspires with the radiance and colour of the piece to generate a visual pun on the subject artist’s name. Mister Luna mingles comic staging and respect in its suggestion that, as an astute and influential articulator of the cultural perspective of aboriginal peoples, James Luna offers illumination and inspiration to all.

 
Belmore, Rebecca
born Upsala, Ontario, 1960
Mister Luna
2001
painted leather shoes, vanity lights, feathers, electrical cords and hardware
228.6 x 152.4 cm
Purchase with matching funds from the Canada Council Acquisition Assistance Fund and the Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 2003
46-005.01

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