“The rose is, in Greek mythology, associated with Aphrodite, who is often shown with roses garlanding her hair. It is the flower that most readily stands in for the female body, for female sexuality. But DeFeo’s Rose is not the bloom of purity, not the blush of first desire. It is more vagina dentata, an alluring but dangerous trap, a pleasure and a menace.”

Yevgeniya Traps on Jay DeFeo.

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    Her most well-known painting, The Rose, took almost eight years to create and weighs 2,300 pounds.
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    Thoughtful place. (&. What, now?).