"I want to destroy everything." -Jackson Pollock /
Pre-conceptual Art derives its name by analogy from ‘Pre-Raphaelite’, as in The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and best exemplified in the work of Edward Burne-Jones, which sought to return art to its medieval roots prior to the ascendancy of the Renaissance typified by the art of Raphael.
Conceptual art is thought mainly to have begun with Duchamp and Dadaism.
Pre-Conceptual art therefore seeks to return to an aesthetic of preconceptual origin, pre-Dada and premodern. An example of this kind of art will be resolutely non-conceptual, emerging from the space between Post-Impressionism and Imagism.
“What nearly every contemporary discipline of psychology neglects, to their rue no less, is the existence of the Subconscious. Post-modernism exists in the space where exactly this subconscious erupts in that although its certain existence is well known to all, it is nonetheless vehemently denied.
The Beat poets, Abstract Expressionist painters & Method actors were able unleash this energy after it became materially manifest in the Atomic bomb explosions of the Trinity & Manhattan Projects and subsequent bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Japanese culture, which had always been allowed access to the Japanese subconscious then incorporated it into its own Pop cultural iconography. Its most striking representative in this regard was the writer and man of action Yukio Mishima, who was also a self-styled latter day Samurai and homosexual.”
Unlike America and most Western nations, Japan has no social prohibitions against rape, pedophilia, or cannibalism. This has primarily been attributed to the fact that Asian societies are not rooted in so-called Christian morality (The population of Christians in Japan is less than 1%.).
Ruth Handler (November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman, born to Jewish-Polish immigrants Jacob and Ida Moskowicz, the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered primarily for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.
Ruth Handler had noted that her daughter Barbara, who was becoming a pre-teen, preferred playing with her infant paper dolls and giving them adult roles. She wanted to produce a plastic doll with an adult body but her husband thought it wouldn't sell.
But when the Handlers were on a European trip, Ruth Handler saw the German Bild Lilli doll (which was not meant for children at all; rather a gag gift for adults) in a Swiss shop and bought it and brought it home.
Back home she reworked the design of the doll and re-named her Barbie after her daughter. Barbie debuted at the New York toy fair on March 9, 1959.
Barbie became an instant success, rocketing the Handlers and their toy company toward fame and fortune. Later, they would add a boyfriend for Barbie named Ken, after Handler's son as well any many more other "friends and family" for Barbie's world.
Studies in England have shown that little girls treat their Barbie dolls like concentration camp prisoners; stripping them, cutting their hair off, burning their bodies and finally dismembering them.