Priscilla Frank and The Bunny Museum : 15 For 2015

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What are you celebrating this season? We’re celebrating BSA readers and fans with a holiday assorted chocolate box of 15 of the smartest and tastiest people we know. Each day until the new year we ask a guest to take a moment to reflect on 2015 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for him or her. It’s our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and saying ‘thank you’ for inspiring us throughout the year.

Priscilla Frank is the Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post. A student of Rhetoric at Berkley, and now based in Los Angeles, she favors Art Brut, feminist art, comic art and folk art. Some entertaining posts by Ms. Frank in 2015 include  Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina On Her Plans For A Women’s-Only Museum , Stereoscopic Nudes Are The Sexy GIFs Of The 19th Century, Artist Lip-Syncs Entire GOP Debate While Dressed As A Clown, and ‘World’s Greatest Cat Painting’ Sells For $826,000. As hilariously engaging as those sound, most germane to BSA readers might be her 10 Women Artists Who Are Better Than Banksy.


USA, Pasadena (LA)
May 2015
Photograph by Micah Hauser

This is an outdoor view of The Bunny Museum located in the private home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski. The couple, who call each other “honey bunny” as a term of endearment, have given each other a bunny-centric gift every day for quite a while now. They now have over 32,000.

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I visited the museum in the midst of the Marie Kondo frenzy, when I felt a paralyzing pressure to clean up and grow up in more ways than just home tidying. When I saw the surreal gaggle of stuffed bunnies smushed against the suburban home’s window panes, it was as reassuring as cuddling up with a long lost stuffed animal.

I turned to my boyfriend and said “I’m not Kondoing.” This might have been a key liberating moment in my life, or perhaps a damning one, I guess it remains to be seen. For now I’m content to embrace the chaos, the clutter, all the bunnies.

 

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