So we all know that the Hollywood Walk of fame features over 2,600 brass stars embedded into the sidewalks of 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. What you might not know is that last month, RuPaul, the drag queen host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, got her own Hollywood star. Which got us thinking, what other women deserve to have their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? And what women from the art world?
Considering her high-glamor photo shoots, controversy around dating an arts journalist (for which he made a documentary about called Guest of Cindy Sherman) and her overall skyrocket to art world domination, we wouldn’t be surprised if Ms. Sherman got her own star. In fact, she’d certainly have fun with the photo op.
The utmost purveyor of ‘selfie tourism,’ Kusama didn’t get the fame she deserved until her recent installations at David Zwirner and the Art Gallery of Ontario started getting not only rave reviews but enormous lineups that lasted for hours. If this Japanese artist got her own star, it would certainly have polka dots.
Probably the most iconic text-based female artist, Kruger actually began as a graphic designer and has since become a font fanatic who fills her bolded texts with political phrases about consumerism, body image and lust. Her star would definitely be designed by the artist herself.
The famed photographer known for her close ups of messy makeup (as well as her friendship with Madonna), came into the spotlight earlier this year for her political pop-up boutique in the Brooklyn Museum, where she sold protest panties with a pissed off Statue of Liberty, indie pins, anti-Trump flags and resistance t-shirts. This feminist feels the rage with the Trumps and wants to spread the resistance through art and fashion and does so incredibly well, she is well deserving of a Hollywood star
This rambunctious British art star hasn’t lost her edge since her early years at Goldsmith’s College alongside Damien Hirst and yes, Charles Saatchi. Though we’re sure she’d make a performance of the unveiling of her star, she is certainly bold enough to get one (with her name written in neon lights).
Naturally, the iconic Miss Abramovic is deserving of a star for her ability to court controversy, but also to remain honest in her work and shed light on the history of performance art through her work, as well as collaborate with everyone from Ulay to Jay-Z.
Give peace a chance! If you don’t already follow Miss Yoko on Twitter, you certainly should, as her inspiring and rather poetic messages are the gateway to understanding why she deserves a star, here’s one Tweet: “If you want to find out what you can do to help change the world, you are already the solution. You are changing the world just by starting to think about what to do. The answer to what you should do will come from your heart.”
Text by Nadja Sayej