Mr. Huang said the intent of his show was to explore the beauty in body parts that we don’t appreciate — a thesis that stemmed from his feeling of embarrassment about his crooked finger, which he said he always hides in public.
“The accessories used during the show were intended to be reflections of my own body features and perceptions of their enlarged proportions, which should be celebrated and embraced. They are not ugly features,” he said.
(Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, “F.I.T. Model Refuses to Wear ‘Clearly Racist’ Accessories,” NYTimes, 2-23-19)
… Regardless of where the virus comes from, he added, Russia has nothing to fear: “Two hundred grams of vodka will kill any virus.” (Russian Aleksandr Kozhin, who lives in Heihe, China, across the Amur River from Blagoveshchensk, Russia)
(Andrew Higgins, “On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus,” NYTimes, 2-24-20)
“What I’m not going to show is a guy, with one hand, just jacking it up in the air…” (Jeremy Flinn, of Stone Road Media marketing agency, referring to military-style rifles)
(Tiffany Hsu, “Gun Makers Battle ‘Trump Slump’ With a Softer Sales Pitch,” NYTimes, 2-23-20)
“I’m OK but I have diarrhoea.” (Said to be Warhol’s common answer to a routine “How are you?”)
(Kathyrn Hughes, “Warhol by Blake Gopnik review — sex, religion and overtaking Picasso,” theguardian.com, 2-22-20)
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