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An Indonesian tourism park is under fire for featuring close copies of work by contemporary artists Yayoi Kusama and Chris Burden.

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Mar 26, 2018 2:00PM, via Hyperallergic

The Instagram account Diet Prada, which acts as a social media watchdog for ripoffs, posted about the similarity between an installation of lights at the Rabbit Town park in Indonesia and Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008), currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Rabbit Town, which opened in January in the Indonesian city of Bandung, subsequently disabled comments on its own Instagram account. But that hasn’t stopped internet users from pointing out more similarities, including one attraction that bares a striking resemblance to Yayoi Kusama’s iconic polka-dot rooms, Hyperallergic reported. The Museum of Ice Cream, which has popped up in several cities and been featured in many an Instagram selfie, accused Rabbit Town of ripping off its own name and attractions, as well (the Indonesian park includes an area that is literally titled “Museum of Ice Cream”).

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