“The Simpsons” buffs might recall a gag in a 1993 episode entitled “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” during which a personality trying suspiciously like Yoko Ono orders a drink from Moe’s Tavern.

Not fairly the the sort to go for a Duff, Ono poetically requests “a single plum, floating in fragrance, served in a person’s hat.” You recognize, one thing to take the sting off a protracted, arduous day. 

Apparently Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is a fan of the present. He submitted this exact drink order as a sculptural set up to Ono’s recent exhibition “Yoko Ono: One Extra Story … ” on view on the Reykjavik Art Museum. And she or he selected it. 

Photograph by Vigfus Birgisson

Ragnar Kjartansson’s “A Single Plum, Floating In Fragrance, Served In A Man’s Hat”

The present options work each made by and curated by the enduring conceptual artist. Kjartansson’s piece falls inside the latter class, in response to Ono’s request for artworks that functioned as a vessel.

See the callout beneath: 

My pricey fellow artists, I wish to ask you to produce a vessel for the water to present to particular folks, both to heal their minds (akin to within the case of warlords), or admire their braveness in talking out (akin to within the case of grassroots activists). It will also be given to a particular individual, folks, or the land in determined want for water (love). You and I’ll provide the water. Every work will probably be exhibited within the museum, with the dedication connected to it.

Lets have enjoyable in doing this collectively.

My love and respect to you.


Whether or not or not Ono chosen Kjartansson’s work as a result of she’s conversant in the “Simpsons” reference stays unknown. It appears unlikely lady, who at 83 years previous sleeps only four hours a night to work as much as possible, would sustain together with her cartoons. However a world during which Yoko loves Homer, maybe her precise and complete reverse, is a gorgeous one certainly. 

No matter whether or not or not Ono was in on the joke, Twitter actually picked up on it. And thus, Ono’s repute for toppling artwork world exclusivity and pretension, whether or not by social media, a heap of flies or a basic tv reference, lives on. 

See the unique “Simpsons” clip beneath: