This Yoko Ono-Curated Work References a Line from The Simpsons

By: Joey Haar - Oct 27, 2016
References: twitter & theverge
Though Yoko Ono is perhaps best known to the general public for her relationship with John Lennon, she is a titan of the avant garde art world -- one of the most respected figures of the past half-century, in fact. But considering the self-seriousness of contemporary art, Ono has a surprisingly sharp sense of humor, as a reference to 'The Simpsons' in her latest exhibit shows.

In an early episode of 'The Simpsons,' a caricature of Ono orders a drink next to Barney. While Barney orders a beer, Ono orders "a single plum, floating in perfume, served in a man's hat," a jab at the artist's pomposity. However, Ono seems to have enjoyed the joke, as one of the pieces in her exhibit is just that: a plum, floating in perfume, served in a bowler cap.