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From the New York Times:

A Gallery Featuring Only Artists of Color Feels Like Change

“Shattered Glass” at Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles has visitors returning, and artists bonding.

By Robin Pogrebin
May 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES — People have come back again and again. They bring family members and friends. It isn’t often that a gallery show engenders such strong responses. But this one feels different, because every face in every painting belongs to a person of color. Every piece of art was created by a person of color. And the exhibition was organized by two young people of color curating their first major show.

“It had the feeling of a warm family gathering on a day in the park,” said Alysia Cortez, describing the first of her three visits to the show, “Shattered Glass,” at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Hollywood. “It is magical to see Black and brown people look at the walls and see themselves. I saw a couple show up with their pit bulls, I saw aunties come around to see what’s going on, and I saw so many kids.”

The exhibition, which runs through May 22, was assembled over the last year, when its curators — Melahn Frierson, who joined Deitch in 2018 and became director of the Los Angeles gallery in 2020, and AJ Girard, an arts educator — wanted to find a way to process all that was happening in the country around racial justice and the pandemic.

The use of the word “process” as a verb used to be restricted to the bureaucratic: “Sorry, but we are still processing your paperwork.” Now, it’s used by culturati to depict the profundity of their thinking, especially in conjunction with the preposition “around:” “…wanted to find a way to process all that was happening in the country around racial justice and the pandemic.”

But, it still sounds as boring.

… Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

“I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”

For sheer beauty, Murjoni Merriweather’s grill-enhanced bust “Pink Siifu” tops even Sanford Bigger’s giant new “Oracle” statue at Rockefeller Center the way Michelangelo’s “David” topped even Donatello’s “David.” Bask in the radiance of this photo from the prestigious Deitch Gallery:

Pink Siifu is the gentleman immortalized on the left.

… “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness …

… In a way, the curators suggested, the effects of the exhibition are as important as the art that’s in it. “There still exists a massive lack in images of self-affirmation and representation for people of color in traditional figurative portraiture,” the curators wrote in their prepared material for the show. “The result has forced those outside of this one-sided narrative to perceive their history through a predominantly white lens deemed as Universal. It is crucial that our community members, who have historically felt uncomfortable and unwelcome in institutional art settings, finally see themselves represented in these spaces and beyond.”

… Since society has for so long failed to question shows featuring only white artists, the exhibition seems to ask, why not similarly get used to shows with only artists of color? “It’s OK for our perspective to be dominant,” Girard said. “It’s like we dropped our anchors.”

An anonymous commenter speculates on the tax implications of the 2021 push to hype Really Ugly Black Statues:

There’s got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

Are we hearing about the “art pricing gap” yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on “permanent loan” to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it’s worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

 
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  1. Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever

    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Altai


    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.
     
    Admit--doesn't bother me.

    All these folks who seriously believe their problem is oppression by the straight, white, flyover country gentiles like me--have at it!

    I just want the right for those of us not buying to have our--traditional American--nation. Traditional American (i.e. white) social norms, rule-of-law, republican (limited) government, federalism, freedom of thought, inquiry, speech and association, American traditions, culture, history and heroes and two sexes.

    Let us have our nation, stop dragging us into their experiment, stop insisting we bow and scrape before--and finance--their nonsense ... and i'm happy to let these folks have their rainbow hued utopia ... unencumbered by me.

    Heck, not just happy, i'm thrilled at the prospect. These minoritarians running their rainbow nation without the likes of deplorable me ... will a hoot. The shitshow of the millenium.

    Replies: @Redmen, @1John, @obwandiyag

    , @Polistra
    @Altai


    "People have come back again and again. They bring family members and friends. It isn’t often that a gallery show engenders such strong responses."
     
    Tell ya what. If it's 'strong responses' you're looking for, try mounting a whites-only exhibition.

    I saw a couple show up with their pit bulls
     
    Whoa, that's it! That's what art galleries have been missing all these years.

    Mark my words: won't be long before 'target practice' takes place in a gallery.

    I will eschew the obvious pun there...

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Altai


    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!
     
    Yes, you are technically correct. I think Steve is making the meta-point though that George Wallace's anathematized inaugural speech from 1963, "Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever", is now official policy at high-end luvvie galleries in LA.
    , @Richard B
    @Altai


    “It is magical to see Black and brown people look at the walls and see themselves. I saw a couple show up with their pit bulls, I saw aunties come around to see what’s going on, and I saw so many kids.”
     
    They key word here is magic. As in the magical thinking of children.

    Magical thinking is a child's belief that what he or she wishes or expects can affect what really happens. For example, if a child wants very much for something to happen, and it does, the child believes he or she caused it to happen.
     
    Of course, egocentric thinking is also found at this stage of development.

    Egocentric thinking is the normal tendency for a young child to see everything that happens as it relates to him- or herself. Children are unable to understand different points of view.
     
    From this perspective the C in POC stands for Childish.
  2. Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers?
     
    "I really have no right to be here" makes a nice slogan apology for a boycott concerned white folks. I've used it with the Holocaust Museum for years.

    Replies: @jon, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Roger


    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.
     
    Something tells me that if well-heeled whites started buying this material for inflated prices no one would complain about cultural appropriation.
    , @dfordoom
    @Roger


    Can the art be sold to White buyers?
     
    Wouldn't that be cultural appropriation?
  3. Now, it’s used by culturati to depict the profundity of their thinking, especially in conjunction with the preposition “around:” “…wanted to find a way to process all that was happening in the country around racial justice and the pandemic.”

    But, it still sounds as boring.

    It’s all very problematic,

  4. I’m tired from the emotional labor of reading about this.

    • Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @AnotherDad

    Yes, I am having some difficulty processing this!

    Replies: @additionalMike

    , @Dr. X
    @AnotherDad

    Which is probably why (((Robin Pogrebin))) wrote it.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @AnotherDad

    Ahhh am in no ways emotionally tard!

    Speaking of labor, is there any way to induce early menopause is some of our women politicians, cough, AOC, cough, cough, along the lines of how labor is induced? Any doctors want to chime in?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Alarmist

    , @Redmen
    @AnotherDad

    This was an interesting article about the growth of black identity through collective victimhood. It's a burgeoning beast being fed by an oversupply of white guilt. The impetus of that guilt is the mass media's false message of societal "systemic racism." Younger blacks derive a stronger sense of group identity which strengthens their sense of self-worth, something that hardly seems to need strengthening in 2021.

    Definitely worth a read:

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/12/what-needs-repairing-isnt-america-but-white-guilt/

    Replies: @SimplePseudonymicHandle

  5. So is it all Hokusai all the time, or are East Asians honorary whites for these purposes?

    Does F. Goya count as brown? He is Hispanic after all. Hmm…

    Oh, I get it. It’s none of the above. It’s just crap, like most contemporary art, but with a dollop of good old fashioned Race Baiting for the lolz.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Ben Kurtz

    The Kezia Harrell “Bliss” piece sounds like a fourth-rate version of

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Maja_desnuda

    Still, it’s great to be able to enjoy a gallery with other patrons’ devil dogs adding to the experience.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Ben Kurtz


    So is it all Hokusai all the time...?

     

    https://static.greatbigcanvas.com/images/singlecanvas_thick_none/image-conscious/the-great-monster-off-kanagawa,2522756.jpg


    Choosy mothers choose Hiroshige:


    https://toshidama.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/100_views_edo_051.jpg


    (Shh! Don't tell PETA!)

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Dissident

    , @vinteuil
    @Ben Kurtz

    Wow - I had no idea that Goya was capable of anything this good.

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

  6. • Replies: @Polistra
    @anon

    Meanwhile, it's May at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC

    https://i.ibb.co/phYq7gL/Hirshhorn-May21.jpg

    Q: May is African-American month, right?

    A: Every month is..

  7. Anon[252] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

    Are we hearing about the “art pricing gap” yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on “permanent loan” to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

    I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it’s worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Anon

    Don't the zillionaires get to buy this crap & use it as a way to park money away from the IRS?

    , @Alfa158
    @Anon

    Here you go:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/19/529096175/at-110-5-million-basquiat-painting-becomes-priciest-work-ever-sold-by-a-u-s-arti

    , @Billy Corr
    @Anon

    What Anon (252) had to say was interesting.

    The issue of making a fuss about any artist's ethnicity and/or age can be debated endlessly:

    Those interested can seek out what the late Robert Hughes had to say, quite furiously, about the ludicrously over-hyped Haitian-Dominican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    There actually are excellent artists of color but in the art world, whether we like the fact or not, showmen and show-women (the quite fearless Tracy Emin, for example) are often those fussed over and richly rewarded.

    Is a great deal of *modern art* a gigantic confidence trick? The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it.

    Much of Warhol's stuff was actually done by industrious employees, just as Giotto did NOT paint every sheep or cloud in one of his paintings.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @additionalMike

    , @Art Deco
    @Anon

    There’s got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Have you been at an exhibition of any kind in the last 25 years? Those are representational pieces it took some skill to make.

    You should have seen the junk the studio art program at one of the local colleges used to put on display. Every once in a while the frat brothers there would offer an honest assessment of one of the outdoor pieces by unmooring it and tossing it into one of the lakes nearby. One of the more memorable indoor pieces consisted of a mess of papier-mâché mannequins on chairs with trash strewn all over the floor. It wasn't just the student's work; they'd host exhibitions by supposed art professionals that were no better. There was a local collector of contemporary art who managed to buffalo the institution into putting some of his purchases on display in various public areas. One of the administrator / perpetrators actually ordered handsome oil paintings put into storage in order to make way for things like girders bolted to pedestals. (Interestingly, there was a small art museum at that same campus under a different administrative cone; they exhibited only satisfactory work from their own collection. The music faculty there were promoters of early music and chamber music. I'm not sure the art history had a specialist in contemporary art. The rot was local to the studio art faculty).

  8. • Replies: @Bill B.
    @inertial

    I see that Merriweather who immortalized 'Pink Siifu' wisely decided to shun the hyper-realist route boldly taken by Goya by flatteringly the subject:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pink+siifu&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwignInWp8fwAhUCQxUIHeAVCNQQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=822&bih=433

    , @Anonymous
    @inertial

    The painting on the lower left is titled "Oprah, Airing Out Her Differences."

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @inertial

    inertial, when I took art history rotund females in European art were called Rubenesque. The model in the painting on the left ate a whole lot of reubens.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    , @Detroit Refugee
    @inertial

    Those three heads are hideous. I can drop a deuce that’ll rival them.

    , @Etruscan Film Star
    @inertial

    Despite the gallery's and New York Times's claims, this is not a fully committed non-white exhibition.

    Look at all that white space not only on the walls (shameful enough) but ... unspeakable! ... on parts of the canvases themselves! It's unconscious internalized white supremacy.

  9. I’ve included a photo of a work from Murjoni Merriweather, an artist who’s quoted in the article, below the more tag:

    [MORE]

    I know that would keep me coming back to the exhibit ‘again and again’.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Clever ashtray, but I thought you couldn't smoke in museums anymore.

    , @Wade Hampton
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Be careful or your face will freeze that way.

    , @ic1000
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Medusa?

  10. @Altai

    Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever
     
    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @Richard B

    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    Admit–doesn’t bother me.

    All these folks who seriously believe their problem is oppression by the straight, white, flyover country gentiles like me–have at it!

    I just want the right for those of us not buying to have our–traditional American–nation. Traditional American (i.e. white) social norms, rule-of-law, republican (limited) government, federalism, freedom of thought, inquiry, speech and association, American traditions, culture, history and heroes and two sexes.

    Let us have our nation, stop dragging us into their experiment, stop insisting we bow and scrape before–and finance–their nonsense … and i’m happy to let these folks have their rainbow hued utopia … unencumbered by me.

    Heck, not just happy, i’m thrilled at the prospect. These minoritarians running their rainbow nation without the likes of deplorable me … will a hoot. The shitshow of the millenium.

    • Agree: Polistra, Poirot
    • Replies: @Redmen
    @AnotherDad

    Totally agree Another Dad.

    While driving my 10-year old daughter and her friend to a soccer game, they couldn't stop talking about a Zoom class they'd just had with Ruby Bridges. I asked who she was, since I'd missed that in my 20 years of schooling.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Bridges

    These kids of course attend an all white/Asian grammar school, but are already being instructed to hate the evil whites in the 1950s (and earlier) who built this nation.

    IMO-Having an activist like this speak to children way too young to process the brainwashing they're receiving is, in essence, proselytizing for a nihilistic religion of white self-hatred. I'm beginning to despise these insane progressives and their innate desire to destroy this society.

    , @1John
    @AnotherDad

    This diversity problem, this diversity tension & conflict will NOT subside, u can take this fact to the bank. It is & has been the reality throughout history. The solution is “The Slow Cleanse aka Restoring White Homelands” article by Greg Johnson.

    , @obwandiyag
    @AnotherDad

    How do poor white people fare in your "traditional" America?

    Basically starve I guess, right? None of that liberal safety net shit.

    How do rich white people fare in your "traditional" America?

    They get all they can grab, they get to do whatever they want to do, they are immune from the law, and they get to stomp their boots in the faces of all the poor white Americans, without any more of that damn liberal "regulation"--much less redistribution--getting in their way.

    Got you all figgered out.

  11. Nobody here is shocked by or cares about this colored people sponsored by jews “anti-” racist theater. I definitely appreciate your interstitial takedowns of woke white takes and insight on history instead; more of that please!

  12. @AnotherDad
    I'm tired from the emotional labor of reading about this.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Dr. X, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redmen

    Yes, I am having some difficulty processing this!

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    I'm still collating, Ripley.

  13. This is all spoiled (trust funded?) white women promoting this blacks arts works only, at this art gallery. In rapture over this.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Clyde

    Not a trust fund White woman you misogynistic White woman hating scumbag POS may you burn in hell forever and ever.

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names. He’s probably 45-65 Jeffrey being a very popular name for Jewish boys mid 20th century.

    A White man, not a White woman. Just like all the White man presidents Vice Presidents senators congressmen and judges who imposed affirmative action desegregation and the bete noire of the MEN OF UNZ abortion on America
    White Men did it.

    Don’t blame White women for the fact that entire sectors of the economy such as government are denied to White men because of affirmative action discrimination. Blame the White men named Kennedy Johnson Nixon Carter Brennan Burton Humphrey who really actually imposed affirmative action on you and every other White man in America.

    You and the other MEN OF UNZ are ignorant morons when you blame your lowest caste untouchable status on White woman. It was White men who did it, not White women.

    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    Replies: @Dissident, @Clyde, @Detroit Refugee

  14. @Ben Kurtz
    So is it all Hokusai all the time, or are East Asians honorary whites for these purposes?

    Does F. Goya count as brown? He is Hispanic after all. Hmm...

    https://www.chillroom.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/07/goya_Vicente_Lopez_Y_Portanda_001-730728.jpg

    Oh, I get it. It's none of the above. It's just crap, like most contemporary art, but with a dollop of good old fashioned Race Baiting for the lolz.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Reg Cæsar, @vinteuil

    The Kezia Harrell “Bliss” piece sounds like a fourth-rate version of

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Maja_desnuda

    Still, it’s great to be able to enjoy a gallery with other patrons’ devil dogs adding to the experience.

  15. “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness

    To avoid nausea, I’ve selected another piece from Miss Harrell’s oeuvre:

    To my Eurocentric mind, it doesn’t quite match the work of Botticelli….

    Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

    “I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”

    Well, something is certainly being expressed….

    But I don’t think that we’ve discovered the next Bernini….

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @syonredux

    Murjoni Merriweather--
    Thanks for taking the time to dredge up her artworks. For sure she is a skilled and educated artist, only gone off into wrong directions.

    , @Pericles
    @syonredux

    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in the seat behind Botticelli's Venus on a flight from Milan. Well, she had her clothes on and wore glasses but otherwise looked remarkably alike.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @MinervasStudent

    , @Alden
    @syonredux

    Simonetta Caetano Vespucci her husband’s cousin was Amerigo

    , @mc23
    @syonredux

    I was just scrolling through the comments when I saw the middle picture with the dreadlocks. I immediately thought it was picture of a Gorgon.

  16. @Altai

    Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever
     
    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @Richard B

    “People have come back again and again. They bring family members and friends. It isn’t often that a gallery show engenders such strong responses.”

    Tell ya what. If it’s ‘strong responses’ you’re looking for, try mounting a whites-only exhibition.

    I saw a couple show up with their pit bulls

    Whoa, that’s it! That’s what art galleries have been missing all these years.

    Mark my words: won’t be long before ‘target practice’ takes place in a gallery.

    I will eschew the obvious pun there…

    • LOL: Forbes
  17. whatever. some seriously ugly stuff. i’m sure they’ll make a bundle on it.
    and what’s a teeth grill anyway?

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @s.n.

    I had to look up teeth grills too. They look like you're wearing braces but are marginally more decorative as they're usually made from gold. Does hip hop embrace any form of adornment that isn't pointless and stupid? I've not seen any.

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @s.n.


    ...and what’s a teeth grill anyway?
     
    I have no idea. And it's not like I haven't wondered.

    I've heard Black people, as well as various various hip-hoppity, Negro-adjacent types talking about these "grills" for "teeth" for over 30 years (since college), and I still haven't been able to figure out what they are talking about.

    I think the Universe only allows a human brain to know about either Tchaikovsky...or you can know about "grills". But you can't know about both during the same lifetime.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    , @kaganovitch
    @s.n.

    Here you go

    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H67f0b364ef2c4dee91da0190edac0022u/Luxury-Rapper-Iced-Out-Square-CZ-Gold-Teeth-Grillz-Top-Bottom-Grills-For-Men-Women-Punk.jpg_Q90.jpg_.webp

    , @ThreeCranes
    @s.n.

    Seventy years ago, in 1995, teeth grills became popular with black so-called "Rap Artists". At that time, blacks who engaged in revolutionary dialogue had to disguise their speech in code. Blacks were not allowed to make music, were, in fact, forbidden to even own a musical instrument. But the black liberation spirit could not be suppressed. Black men devised a language in which they could communicate revolutionary messages and do so in a way that the white man could not understand. To pass muster the new jargon was toneless, devoid of all melody and harmony.

    Eventually, the white man realized what was going on, how the black man was doing an end run around his prohibitions. When a "Rapper" was caught in the act, both as punishment and to prevent his ever "rapping" again, all of his teeth were knocked out. Undeterred, the black man devised "the grill" as a substitute, which allowed him to both chew and to resume his revolutionary ways. Of course, when whites were around, the black man would remove the grill and adopt a "Yessur, Massa" tone.

    Today, many of those grills, lovingly preserved, can be seen in the Black Liberation Wing of all of the 250 Holocaust Museums in America.

  18. @syonredux

    “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness

     

    To avoid nausea, I've selected another piece from Miss Harrell's oeuvre:



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d1/2d/1e/d12d1e23e8f021b2b43b2e6658d625c7.jpg

    To my Eurocentric mind, it doesn't quite match the work of Botticelli....

    http://www.ksvoboda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/botticelli_birth_venus_2.jpg

    Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

    “I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”
     
    Well, something is certainly being expressed....

    https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FullSizeRender-121.jpg


    But I don't think that we've discovered the next Bernini....

    https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/602/flashcards/2593602/jpg/0039_apollo_-_daphne-1451F8E4EF4313A0FFA.jpg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Pericles, @Alden, @mc23

    Murjoni Merriweather–
    Thanks for taking the time to dredge up her artworks. For sure she is a skilled and educated artist, only gone off into wrong directions.

  19. An artist with more ambition than skill can always try to sell ugly as liberating. There are generally plenty of emperors ready to don the newest invisible clothes.

  20. @Roger
    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @dfordoom

    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers?

    “I really have no right to be here” makes a nice slogan apology for a boycott concerned white folks. I’ve used it with the Holocaust Museum for years.

    • Thanks: Old Prude
    • Replies: @jon
    @Reg Cæsar

    I've had a strict "No Cultural Appropriation" policy for most of my life. It's worked out pretty good so far.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar

    "I really have no right to be here" sounds a whole lot better, when seen later on a viral video, than "no way I want to spend half the day around these loud obnoxious fat-ass n__-s", so ... thanks, Reg.

  21. Are Justine Trudeau and Virginia Gov. Coon-man allowed into the holy of holies as honorary POX? Jus’ aksin’….

    • Troll: Guest007
  22. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I've included a photo of a work from Murjoni Merriweather, an artist who's quoted in the article, below the more tag:



    https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/thumb_portrait_classic_med_murjoni-merriweather-v.jpg

    I know that would keep me coming back to the exhibit 'again and again'.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Wade Hampton, @ic1000

    Clever ashtray, but I thought you couldn’t smoke in museums anymore.

  23. This is something out of a James J. O’Meara piece!

  24. OT – Welcome to LAMERICA:

    Major 1-40 bridge shut down (for months)… Check out the crack…

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/major-1-40-bridge-shut-down-for-months-check-out-the-crack/

    Hey, maybe this is Al Gore’s “Bridge to the 21st Century”.

  25. Tom says:

    Great article!
    Re: The comments at the end from “anonymous commenter”.
    Valuing crap art was the thing way back in the late ’40s with Abstract Expressionism.
    A retarded Rothko “painting” that a complete moron could produce sells for some $130 million.
    Same Pollock, untold scores of others of that movement and most “modernists” – even the Picasso.
    Is there a Marxist/Jewish connection here? Just asking.
    False markets and false disciplines are the thing. Look at Climate Change and Black Studies.
    A must-read: The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

    • Replies: @anon
    @Tom

    Valuing crap art was the thing way back in the late ’40s with Abstract Expressionism.
    A retarded Rothko “painting” that a complete moron could produce sells for some $130 million.


    Our CIA funding at work. Rothko was literally a CIA project to compete with the Soviets in art. He wasn't the only one, of course.

    The Emperor's new paintings. Now 60 - 70 years later we are all still supposed to be in awe.

  26. @anon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg

    Replies: @Polistra

    Meanwhile, it’s May at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC

    Q: May is African-American month, right?

    A: Every month is..

  27. @Ben Kurtz
    So is it all Hokusai all the time, or are East Asians honorary whites for these purposes?

    Does F. Goya count as brown? He is Hispanic after all. Hmm...

    https://www.chillroom.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/07/goya_Vicente_Lopez_Y_Portanda_001-730728.jpg

    Oh, I get it. It's none of the above. It's just crap, like most contemporary art, but with a dollop of good old fashioned Race Baiting for the lolz.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Reg Cæsar, @vinteuil

    So is it all Hokusai all the time…?

    Choosy mothers choose Hiroshige:

    (Shh! Don’t tell PETA!)

    • Thanks: Polemos, Alden
    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Reg Cæsar

    Churchy's World.

    , @Dissident
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://ia802606.us.archive.org/3/items/brooklynmuseum-o4315-oniwakamaru-and-the-giant-carp-fight/brooklynmuseum-o4315i000-1999.139.1_IMLS_PS3.jpg

    Sakata Kaidōmaru


    Known by many names (including Kintaro, or Golden Boy), Sakata Kaidomaru was an eleventh-century warrior of legendary strength who is said to have displayed great prowess as a fighter even in his early childhood. This celebrated image shows the well-muscled boy wrestling a giant carp under a waterfall. Kuniyoshi adds considerable depth and energy to the scene through his innovative depictions of a transparent stream of water and scattering white spray.

    ARTIST Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1798-1861
    MEDIUM Color woodblock print on paper
     

    Replies: @Alden

  28. every face in every painting belongs to a person of color. Every piece of art was created by a person of color.

    I think this is a reasonable approach. Art is about a lot of things, but one is a sense of larger identity, and Black people identify with other Black people and with images of and by Black people more so than they do with other groups. On a more pedestrian level, people gravitate toward social settings in which those of similar background predominate.

    Human nature is hard to override, and requires a concerted campaign of shaming and self-loathing.

  29. @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers?
     
    "I really have no right to be here" makes a nice slogan apology for a boycott concerned white folks. I've used it with the Holocaust Museum for years.

    Replies: @jon, @Achmed E. Newman

    I’ve had a strict “No Cultural Appropriation” policy for most of my life. It’s worked out pretty good so far.

  30. There’s an Association of African American Museums so I’m assuming there’s not exactly a shortage of such museums. The Smithsonian opened a huge one some years ago.

    https://blackmuseums.org/mission/

  31. Perhaps they could have some space for rainbow art? A very fine piece of performance art was on display in Chicago recently:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/05/prosecutors-man-burglarized-south-loop-cellular-store-while-wearing-t-shirt-encouraging-people-to-be-kind.html

  32. Reminds me of the shrunken head exhibits in the Pitt Rivers museum Oxford. You may have seen them in episodes of Morse, Lewis or Endeavour.

    (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-england-oxfordshire-54121151&psig=AOvVaw2oFX1v_YW0nS9t6o8A8wqw&ust=1620985214080000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCJCiw-KuxvACFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ%5D

    Of course, these works or ‘art’ have now been removed:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-54121151. because we can’t have anyone thinking these ‘cultures were savage’ (eg to behead then boil captives’ heads, can we?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @TyRade

    I was able to visit the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix. They have the entire world represented, by continent and country, with their respective musical heritages. The observer can't help but recognize the patterns of musical development that follow the old trade routes and the colonizing.

    Truly isolated peoples have, obviously, very little to recommend them in the way of real music. Bang on that, shake this, whatever. They did what they could.

    What was frightening, was the presence of the monster costumes. I can only guess that the museum gave us just a tiny piece of the real horror of some cultures, specifically from the New World and Africa. Why would people dress up in such terrifying ways? It was demonic.

    Remember the old Gilligan's Island head hunters and their ridiculous get-ups? Well, we saw costumes that looked exactly like those, and apparently it's all real.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  33. This show is stupid. It isn’t a black American exhibition or one exploring the visual art of Chicano culture. It is simply the “no white people allowed” space. All of the flouncey academese in the world cannot make up for that lack of core identity and direction.

    Using the term “people of colour” rather than “non-white” may add a layer of positivity to the concept, but underneath, the meaning is still purely negative.

    Seems all so embarrassing.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Embarrassing, yes. Also, posturing.

    , @BenKenobi
    @Triteleia Laxa


    Using the term “people of colour” rather than “non-white”
     
    When I was a lad in school a common subject in history class was that of the “Canadian” identity and what exactly that meant. But all answers pretty much boiled down to “not-American.”

    I’m sure in the current year they’re teaching kids that Canadian identity is diversity, multiculturalism and face masks. Non-identity is what made us susceptible to the new identity of Globohomo. Perhaps this a similar dynamic being played on in the White/non-White axis.
  34. The use of the word “process” as a verb used to be restricted to the bureaucratic: “Sorry, but we are still processing your paperwork.” Now, it’s used by culturati to depict the profundity of their thinking…

    “Processing” is what computers do instead of thinking. These people are turning into robots.

  35. Segregation worked.

    It can work again.

    BUT, it doesn’t count when blacks whine for segregation because it’s fake: they still have to leech off Whitey for everything.

    We owe all early Americans a ginormous apology for ending segregation.

    Our punishment for ending segregation has been meted out, is self-evident and always worsening.

  36. @AnotherDad
    I'm tired from the emotional labor of reading about this.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Dr. X, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redmen

    Which is probably why (((Robin Pogrebin))) wrote it.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Dr. X

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin one of the earliest feminazi icons and propagandists , even before Gloria Steinem

    Replies: @hhsiii, @kaganovitch

  37. @Anon
    There's got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

    Are we hearing about the "art pricing gap" yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on "permanent loan" to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

    I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it's worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

    Replies: @Neoconned, @Alfa158, @Billy Corr, @Art Deco

    Don’t the zillionaires get to buy this crap & use it as a way to park money away from the IRS?

  38. Those busts look like something a person who really doesn’t like blacks would create – certainly a white artist who produced something like this wouldn’t be praised for honoring black culture, they’d probably be slammed for caricaturizing it.

    One of the things we are supposed to ignore about popular ‘black culture’ is just how trashy it is. The aggressive posturing, hedonism, flashy and loud fashion, etc. It’s always in vogue to say it is ignored by the mainstream, but there’s a good reason for it, not that the proponents want to face up to it – it’s that most people find it repulsive and unworthy of emulation.

    But because blacks are sacred objects no one can say this out loud, even as it’s completely acceptable to mock the trashy and low class habits of poor whites.

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
    @Arclight

    Anybody believing black artists to be incapable of producing art that appropriately represents black culture has now been proven wrong.

  39. @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @AnotherDad

    Yes, I am having some difficulty processing this!

    Replies: @additionalMike

    I’m still collating, Ripley.

  40. @Reg Cæsar
    @Ben Kurtz


    So is it all Hokusai all the time...?

     

    https://static.greatbigcanvas.com/images/singlecanvas_thick_none/image-conscious/the-great-monster-off-kanagawa,2522756.jpg


    Choosy mothers choose Hiroshige:


    https://toshidama.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/100_views_edo_051.jpg


    (Shh! Don't tell PETA!)

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Dissident

    Churchy’s World.

  41. @Arclight
    Those busts look like something a person who really doesn't like blacks would create - certainly a white artist who produced something like this wouldn't be praised for honoring black culture, they'd probably be slammed for caricaturizing it.

    One of the things we are supposed to ignore about popular 'black culture' is just how trashy it is. The aggressive posturing, hedonism, flashy and loud fashion, etc. It's always in vogue to say it is ignored by the mainstream, but there's a good reason for it, not that the proponents want to face up to it - it's that most people find it repulsive and unworthy of emulation.

    But because blacks are sacred objects no one can say this out loud, even as it's completely acceptable to mock the trashy and low class habits of poor whites.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz

    Anybody believing black artists to be incapable of producing art that appropriately represents black culture has now been proven wrong.

  42. @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers?
     
    "I really have no right to be here" makes a nice slogan apology for a boycott concerned white folks. I've used it with the Holocaust Museum for years.

    Replies: @jon, @Achmed E. Newman

    “I really have no right to be here” sounds a whole lot better, when seen later on a viral video, than “no way I want to spend half the day around these loud obnoxious fat-ass n__-s”, so … thanks, Reg.

  43. @AnotherDad
    I'm tired from the emotional labor of reading about this.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Dr. X, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redmen

    Ahhh am in no ways emotionally tard!

    Speaking of labor, is there any way to induce early menopause is some of our women politicians, cough, AOC, cough, cough, along the lines of how labor is induced? Any doctors want to chime in?

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Not really - large doses of radiation will induce menopause, but then they induce radiation sickness and death.

    I imagine we have evolved over aeons that there's no plant, moss, animal, fish or fruit that can induce menopause early, because natural selection will have killed off susceptible people.

    We've evolved to "be fruitful and multiply", and Muslims in the west have found an evolutionary niche - welfare states built sixty years ago for white people plus "Islamophobia" invented as a weapon by fellow whites much more recently - and they are breeding like mad while the breeding is good.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @The Alarmist
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The COVID vaxxes actually seem to trigger perios and bleeding in women already in menopause, but they also heighten severe bleeding and miscarriages in women of childbearing ages. Let’s consider that to be Plan C ... fortunately, libs tend to use these vaxxes to Virtue Signal.

    This clownworld COVID19 pandemic might actually turn out to have a bright side.

  44. @s.n.
    whatever. some seriously ugly stuff. i'm sure they'll make a bundle on it.
    and what's a teeth grill anyway?

    Replies: @photondancer, @Servant of Gla'aki, @kaganovitch, @ThreeCranes

    I had to look up teeth grills too. They look like you’re wearing braces but are marginally more decorative as they’re usually made from gold. Does hip hop embrace any form of adornment that isn’t pointless and stupid? I’ve not seen any.

  45. It would be easy to think this is all posturing. But another NYT story, by the same extremely Woke lady reporter, gives one pause.

    Apparently, rich art collectors are at the moment more eager to spend millions of dollars on Artists of Color than those of pallor. That suggests they really believe in what they’re doing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/arts/design/auction-sothebys-basquiat-christies.html

    The only clues that the world had changed over the past year was that the focus seemed to have shifted from the usual blue-chip art market darlings to artists of color, several of whom — Jordan Casteel, Mickalene Thomas and Rashid Johnson — set high prices for their works at auction…… By contrast, the energy seemed to drain from the rooms when it came to the more conventional contemporary market stars. At Christie’s, for example, paintings by Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool and Richard Prince sold to their backers without any competition…..Still unclear is whether the current interest in artists of color will last. But for two nights this week, it felt as if a new world was in the offing, one in which work by a Ghanaian painter like Amoako Boafo could sell for twice the high estimate — and a longtime auctioneer would have to beg the crowd to “keep those eyes awake” as they bid on Marc Chagall.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @BenjaminL

    So ... sell Chagall, buy black velvet?

    , @Matttt
    @BenjaminL

    Work by black, sorry Black, artists is highly overvalued and work by more established artists is undervalued? Sounds like a money launderer's, sorry art collector's, dream.

    , @Catdog
    @BenjaminL

    Looked these guys up. Not a decent artist in the bunch, including the YTs.

    I hope that this is a sign of a return to classical realist sensibilities.

    Replies: @BenjaminL

  46. I kinda like the busts with hands. It reminds me of the Addams Family, a favorite show of my childhood.

  47. It’s actually useful to have all that blackety black art in one place I will never step foot in. It’s like Yelp letting me know where all the “black-owned” businesses are. Very helpful. Now if Google Maps could just darkly shade areas in unfamiliar cities where I definitely don’t want take the exit after sundown. They have the data; I’m sure of it.

  48. What’s an “arts educator”?

  49. IT used to be called “data processing.” Back when I worked in IT 15 years ago there were still some old school IT departments that were called “data processing.”

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @bjdubbs

    probably a term left over from the Mainframe era

  50. BLACK ARTS EXHIBITION

    OPEN TODAY 10AM-5PM

    NO WHITES ALLOWED.

  51. anon[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom
    Great article!
    Re: The comments at the end from "anonymous commenter".
    Valuing crap art was the thing way back in the late '40s with Abstract Expressionism.
    A retarded Rothko "painting" that a complete moron could produce sells for some $130 million.
    Same Pollock, untold scores of others of that movement and most "modernists" - even the Picasso.
    Is there a Marxist/Jewish connection here? Just asking.
    False markets and false disciplines are the thing. Look at Climate Change and Black Studies.
    A must-read: The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

    Replies: @anon

    Valuing crap art was the thing way back in the late ’40s with Abstract Expressionism.
    A retarded Rothko “painting” that a complete moron could produce sells for some $130 million.

    Our CIA funding at work. Rothko was literally a CIA project to compete with the Soviets in art. He wasn’t the only one, of course.

    The Emperor’s new paintings. Now 60 – 70 years later we are all still supposed to be in awe.

  52. @syonredux

    “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness

     

    To avoid nausea, I've selected another piece from Miss Harrell's oeuvre:



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d1/2d/1e/d12d1e23e8f021b2b43b2e6658d625c7.jpg

    To my Eurocentric mind, it doesn't quite match the work of Botticelli....

    http://www.ksvoboda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/botticelli_birth_venus_2.jpg

    Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

    “I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”
     
    Well, something is certainly being expressed....

    https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FullSizeRender-121.jpg


    But I don't think that we've discovered the next Bernini....

    https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/602/flashcards/2593602/jpg/0039_apollo_-_daphne-1451F8E4EF4313A0FFA.jpg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Pericles, @Alden, @mc23

    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in the seat behind Botticelli’s Venus on a flight from Milan. Well, she had her clothes on and wore glasses but otherwise looked remarkably alike.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Pericles

    Pericles,

    The movie The Adventures of Baron von Munchhausen features a scene where Venus rises from the sea. She looked just like the girl who helps out on our farm. I've never looked at her the same again. I didn't know she wore glasses. She must wear contacts when she's doing work for us.

    , @MinervasStudent
    @Pericles

    I can one up you on that. Back in the early 70’s there was a girl in my high school who was the incarnation of Botticelli’s Venus-without glasses. One day after school at McDonald’s she took my order (back when McDonald’s was the place to go for snacks, not meals), talk about taking your breath away-Helen of Troy! The face that launched a thousand ships!!

    Eat your heart out crap artists!

  53. One can easily tell that most whites have been brainwashed by the incessant drumbeat of “racism” and “discrimination” being totally a fault of “white-run society”.

    A good example of “whites being their own worst enemy” is the (white) opposition to the “safe spaces” movement being advocated by “people of color”, mostly blacks.
    When proposals were made at various “institutions of higher learning” to allow certain facilities (living spaces and other meeting places) to restrict admission to only “people of color”, the outcry from whites was deafening. Complaints were made by well-meaning but misguided whites that this would promote “discrimination” and “exclusion”…to which I say: “what’s wrong with that?”

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with any racial and ethnic group voluntarily segregating themselves, as long as this policy is allowed “across the board” (including the right of us whites to do so as well).

    Whites are missing an opportunity to restore true “freedom of association” not only for blacks, but to ourselves as well. If “people of color” can have their own exclusive facilities, so can us whites.

    Of course, we will have to contend with the “elephant in the room” (jews) who are totally against any form of voluntary segregation, separation or preference, (except for themselves) as such a policy would dilute ((their)) destructive, parasitic ability to marginalize and debase societies for their own nefarious purposes.

    It is interesting to note that jews reserve the right to establish their own exclusionary societies while demanding that “the rest of us (goyim)” succumb to the false, destructive siren song of “multiculturalism and diversity”.

    • Agree: Spect3r
  54. “Zur Zeit Ihres Kitsch” is the phrase
    For pretentious Black Culture these days.
    And the pit bulls’ big fave
    Was Narcissus the Slave
    Who was chained by self-love to his gaze.

  55. @TyRade
    Reminds me of the shrunken head exhibits in the Pitt Rivers museum Oxford. You may have seen them in episodes of Morse, Lewis or Endeavour.

    [https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-england-oxfordshire-54121151&psig=AOvVaw2oFX1v_YW0nS9t6o8A8wqw&ust=1620985214080000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCJCiw-KuxvACFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ]

    Of course, these works or 'art' have now been removed:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-54121151. because we can't have anyone thinking these 'cultures were savage' (eg to behead then boil captives' heads, can we?

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    I was able to visit the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix. They have the entire world represented, by continent and country, with their respective musical heritages. The observer can’t help but recognize the patterns of musical development that follow the old trade routes and the colonizing.

    Truly isolated peoples have, obviously, very little to recommend them in the way of real music. Bang on that, shake this, whatever. They did what they could.

    What was frightening, was the presence of the monster costumes. I can only guess that the museum gave us just a tiny piece of the real horror of some cultures, specifically from the New World and Africa. Why would people dress up in such terrifying ways? It was demonic.

    Remember the old Gilligan’s Island head hunters and their ridiculous get-ups? Well, we saw costumes that looked exactly like those, and apparently it’s all real.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @stillCARealist

    stillCA, I viewed an exhibit of Samurai armour and weapons in SF years ago. The helmets with contorted face masks were bizarre and exagerated but truly fascinating to see. Maybe someone can post some photos.

  56. @Anon
    There's got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

    Are we hearing about the "art pricing gap" yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on "permanent loan" to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

    I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it's worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

    Replies: @Neoconned, @Alfa158, @Billy Corr, @Art Deco

    • Agree: Old Prude
  57. @Roger
    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @dfordoom

    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.

    Something tells me that if well-heeled whites started buying this material for inflated prices no one would complain about cultural appropriation.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  58. @Altai

    Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever
     
    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @Richard B

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    Yes, you are technically correct. I think Steve is making the meta-point though that George Wallace’s anathematized inaugural speech from 1963, “Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever”, is now official policy at high-end luvvie galleries in LA.

  59. @BenjaminL
    It would be easy to think this is all posturing. But another NYT story, by the same extremely Woke lady reporter, gives one pause.

    Apparently, rich art collectors are at the moment more eager to spend millions of dollars on Artists of Color than those of pallor. That suggests they really believe in what they're doing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/arts/design/auction-sothebys-basquiat-christies.html

    The only clues that the world had changed over the past year was that the focus seemed to have shifted from the usual blue-chip art market darlings to artists of color, several of whom — Jordan Casteel, Mickalene Thomas and Rashid Johnson — set high prices for their works at auction...... By contrast, the energy seemed to drain from the rooms when it came to the more conventional contemporary market stars. At Christie’s, for example, paintings by Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool and Richard Prince sold to their backers without any competition.....Still unclear is whether the current interest in artists of color will last. But for two nights this week, it felt as if a new world was in the offing, one in which work by a Ghanaian painter like Amoako Boafo could sell for twice the high estimate — and a longtime auctioneer would have to beg the crowd to “keep those eyes awake” as they bid on Marc Chagall.
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Matttt, @Catdog

    So … sell Chagall, buy black velvet?

  60. To be fair, folk art has as much appeal to the general public as fine art. And faux folk art too.

    Collectors and museums may be willing to pay high prices for pieces that they believe are outstanding examples of their kind.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/VTe2agX66RrwEj238

  61. @Triteleia Laxa
    This show is stupid. It isn't a black American exhibition or one exploring the visual art of Chicano culture. It is simply the "no white people allowed" space. All of the flouncey academese in the world cannot make up for that lack of core identity and direction.

    Using the term "people of colour" rather than "non-white" may add a layer of positivity to the concept, but underneath, the meaning is still purely negative.

    Seems all so embarrassing.

    Replies: @Forbes, @BenKenobi

    Embarrassing, yes. Also, posturing.

  62. “Aphrodite at the water hole”

    from “The Rebel”

  63. @Clyde
    This is all spoiled (trust funded?) white women promoting this blacks arts works only, at this art gallery. In rapture over this.

    Replies: @Alden

    Not a trust fund White woman you misogynistic White woman hating scumbag POS may you burn in hell forever and ever.

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names. He’s probably 45-65 Jeffrey being a very popular name for Jewish boys mid 20th century.

    A White man, not a White woman. Just like all the White man presidents Vice Presidents senators congressmen and judges who imposed affirmative action desegregation and the bete noire of the MEN OF UNZ abortion on America
    White Men did it.

    Don’t blame White women for the fact that entire sectors of the economy such as government are denied to White men because of affirmative action discrimination. Blame the White men named Kennedy Johnson Nixon Carter Brennan Burton Humphrey who really actually imposed affirmative action on you and every other White man in America.

    You and the other MEN OF UNZ are ignorant morons when you blame your lowest caste untouchable status on White woman. It was White men who did it, not White women.

    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Alden


    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names.
    [...]
    A White man,[...]
    [...]
    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.
     
    So you take the Jared Taylor position?
    https://www.jalfinphoto.com/data1/images/0045001200250012.jpg

    Looks white to me!
    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/E1M1EP/orthodox-jewish-boy-at-wailing-wall-E1M1EP.jpg
    https://c7.alamy.com/comp/DGNWP4/orthodox-jewish-boy-reading-a-prayer-book-with-a-tefellin-on-his-forehand-DGNWP4.jpg
    https://cdn-japantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/f-yemenjew-a-20160322.jpg

    Replies: @Billy Corr

    , @Clyde
    @Alden

    Thanks! I don't take what you said personally. You used my two sentence, quickie post for your usual jumping off point about the men-misogynists of Unz. You will not believe this, but I like your posts here. You are one of the few female dissidents at the male dominated Unz and Steve Sailer. I rate you (do not hate you) in my top ten Steve Sailer posters.

    You have spilled your background in LA probation here. I respect your life history. Now go hate me because I (man of Unz) complimented you. But you will not.
    Summary-- You post lots better high IQ content than I do, than most here do.

    , @Detroit Refugee
    @Alden

    Can’t argue with that. You have a point.

  64. Every piece of art was created by a person of color.

    I’m not sure why this exhibition was necessary. Latin America has a rich artistic history – just look at all the amazing baroque churches in Mexico. Sure, the best-known Mexican artists are Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but there are many more great visual artists from colonial times to the present. Similarly, south and southeast Asia have a long tradition of visual artistry.

    There are also a ton of great historic and present-day black visual artists, like Jean-Michel Basquiat and . . . . Did I mention Jean-Michel Basquiat?

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
    @Matttt

    Diego Rivera. He did “The Flower Vender “. And a large mural of industrial depiction up here.

  65. @BenjaminL
    It would be easy to think this is all posturing. But another NYT story, by the same extremely Woke lady reporter, gives one pause.

    Apparently, rich art collectors are at the moment more eager to spend millions of dollars on Artists of Color than those of pallor. That suggests they really believe in what they're doing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/arts/design/auction-sothebys-basquiat-christies.html

    The only clues that the world had changed over the past year was that the focus seemed to have shifted from the usual blue-chip art market darlings to artists of color, several of whom — Jordan Casteel, Mickalene Thomas and Rashid Johnson — set high prices for their works at auction...... By contrast, the energy seemed to drain from the rooms when it came to the more conventional contemporary market stars. At Christie’s, for example, paintings by Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool and Richard Prince sold to their backers without any competition.....Still unclear is whether the current interest in artists of color will last. But for two nights this week, it felt as if a new world was in the offing, one in which work by a Ghanaian painter like Amoako Boafo could sell for twice the high estimate — and a longtime auctioneer would have to beg the crowd to “keep those eyes awake” as they bid on Marc Chagall.
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Matttt, @Catdog

    Work by black, sorry Black, artists is highly overvalued and work by more established artists is undervalued? Sounds like a money launderer’s, sorry art collector’s, dream.

  66. Like Another Dad, I am cool with this: It lets me avoid the dreck. My heartburn is when this garbage is displayed with real art, and I have to wade through it to look at genuine talent and imagination.

    Even then, the trend seems to be to crap up the display of great art with curated commentary from BIPOC, who do nothing but blow raspberries.

  67. I have an idea how to “process” this “art”…

    • LOL: Old Prude
  68. @BenjaminL
    It would be easy to think this is all posturing. But another NYT story, by the same extremely Woke lady reporter, gives one pause.

    Apparently, rich art collectors are at the moment more eager to spend millions of dollars on Artists of Color than those of pallor. That suggests they really believe in what they're doing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/arts/design/auction-sothebys-basquiat-christies.html

    The only clues that the world had changed over the past year was that the focus seemed to have shifted from the usual blue-chip art market darlings to artists of color, several of whom — Jordan Casteel, Mickalene Thomas and Rashid Johnson — set high prices for their works at auction...... By contrast, the energy seemed to drain from the rooms when it came to the more conventional contemporary market stars. At Christie’s, for example, paintings by Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool and Richard Prince sold to their backers without any competition.....Still unclear is whether the current interest in artists of color will last. But for two nights this week, it felt as if a new world was in the offing, one in which work by a Ghanaian painter like Amoako Boafo could sell for twice the high estimate — and a longtime auctioneer would have to beg the crowd to “keep those eyes awake” as they bid on Marc Chagall.
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Matttt, @Catdog

    Looked these guys up. Not a decent artist in the bunch, including the YTs.

    I hope that this is a sign of a return to classical realist sensibilities.

    • Replies: @BenjaminL
    @Catdog

    Bingo. If art is just social convention all the way down, then why not go with the Trend Du Jour?

    If there are any art collectors who want to support black artists while simultaneously upholding traditional values, they could look into Henry Ossawa Tanner:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/The_Thankful_Poor%2C_1894._Henry_Ossawa_Tanner.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner_-_The_Annunciation.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner%2C_The_Disciples_See_Christ_Walking_on_the_Water%2C_c._1907.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Dissident

  69. No future Pope (if there ever is one) in the 31st Century is going to command that the church bells be rung because someone unearthed this crap. Truth be told I doubt the Chinese of 3021 are even going to bother to excavate the ruins.

  70. There’s a blackety black museum off the LA Metro USC/Expo train stop. A lot of stabbings, shootings, and sexual assaults happen around there. Coincidence?

  71. @syonredux

    “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness

     

    To avoid nausea, I've selected another piece from Miss Harrell's oeuvre:



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d1/2d/1e/d12d1e23e8f021b2b43b2e6658d625c7.jpg

    To my Eurocentric mind, it doesn't quite match the work of Botticelli....

    http://www.ksvoboda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/botticelli_birth_venus_2.jpg

    Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

    “I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”
     
    Well, something is certainly being expressed....

    https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FullSizeRender-121.jpg


    But I don't think that we've discovered the next Bernini....

    https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/602/flashcards/2593602/jpg/0039_apollo_-_daphne-1451F8E4EF4313A0FFA.jpg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Pericles, @Alden, @mc23

    Simonetta Caetano Vespucci her husband’s cousin was Amerigo

  72. @AnotherDad
    I'm tired from the emotional labor of reading about this.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Dr. X, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redmen

    This was an interesting article about the growth of black identity through collective victimhood. It’s a burgeoning beast being fed by an oversupply of white guilt. The impetus of that guilt is the mass media’s false message of societal “systemic racism.” Younger blacks derive a stronger sense of group identity which strengthens their sense of self-worth, something that hardly seems to need strengthening in 2021.

    Definitely worth a read:

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/12/what-needs-repairing-isnt-america-but-white-guilt/

    • Replies: @SimplePseudonymicHandle
    @Redmen

    In a perpendicular way, I very much disagree with the article.
    The problem isn’t “white guilt”.

    It’s atomization
    It’s self atomization
    It’s the absence of any collective ethos except for “it’s a jungle every man for himself you were warned”
    It’s the breaking of the center
    It’s cowardice
    It’s a lack of imagination
    It’s a lack of leadership and a lack of willingness to unite behind a leader or form an organization
    It’s an agreement to be “white”, to check the box and agree to be the subject of ire and to be de-ethnosized - how dare bureaucrats take away our ethnicities and replace it with Procrustean “white”, but we consent to this?!
    Above all it is powerful people, i.e., the Prince of Wales, appropriating the plights of minorities, to retain and grow their power at the expense of the professional class ... it is a whole helluva lot of that
    It is sheer and perfectly reasonable terror of the mob and the internet labeling one “racist”

    But “white guilt” ... meh

    Not hardly

  73. @Dr. X
    @AnotherDad

    Which is probably why (((Robin Pogrebin))) wrote it.

    Replies: @Alden

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin one of the earliest feminazi icons and propagandists , even before Gloria Steinem

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Alden

    I kind of liked Free to be You and Me as a kid. Funny because someone just mentioned That Girl yesterday and the song we recalled from that was William Wants a Doll.

    And father is a management side labor lawyer.

    , @kaganovitch
    @Alden

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin

    Indeed the daughter.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Clyde

  74. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I've included a photo of a work from Murjoni Merriweather, an artist who's quoted in the article, below the more tag:



    https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/thumb_portrait_classic_med_murjoni-merriweather-v.jpg

    I know that would keep me coming back to the exhibit 'again and again'.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Wade Hampton, @ic1000

    Be careful or your face will freeze that way.

  75. wanted to find a way to process all that was happening in the country around racial justice and the pandemic.”

    Of all the formulations used by the bien pensants, “around” is by far the most annoying.

  76. @AnotherDad
    @Altai


    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.
     
    Admit--doesn't bother me.

    All these folks who seriously believe their problem is oppression by the straight, white, flyover country gentiles like me--have at it!

    I just want the right for those of us not buying to have our--traditional American--nation. Traditional American (i.e. white) social norms, rule-of-law, republican (limited) government, federalism, freedom of thought, inquiry, speech and association, American traditions, culture, history and heroes and two sexes.

    Let us have our nation, stop dragging us into their experiment, stop insisting we bow and scrape before--and finance--their nonsense ... and i'm happy to let these folks have their rainbow hued utopia ... unencumbered by me.

    Heck, not just happy, i'm thrilled at the prospect. These minoritarians running their rainbow nation without the likes of deplorable me ... will a hoot. The shitshow of the millenium.

    Replies: @Redmen, @1John, @obwandiyag

    Totally agree Another Dad.

    While driving my 10-year old daughter and her friend to a soccer game, they couldn’t stop talking about a Zoom class they’d just had with Ruby Bridges. I asked who she was, since I’d missed that in my 20 years of schooling.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Bridges

    These kids of course attend an all white/Asian grammar school, but are already being instructed to hate the evil whites in the 1950s (and earlier) who built this nation.

    IMO-Having an activist like this speak to children way too young to process the brainwashing they’re receiving is, in essence, proselytizing for a nihilistic religion of white self-hatred. I’m beginning to despise these insane progressives and their innate desire to destroy this society.

  77. @s.n.
    whatever. some seriously ugly stuff. i'm sure they'll make a bundle on it.
    and what's a teeth grill anyway?

    Replies: @photondancer, @Servant of Gla'aki, @kaganovitch, @ThreeCranes

    …and what’s a teeth grill anyway?

    I have no idea. And it’s not like I haven’t wondered.

    I’ve heard Black people, as well as various various hip-hoppity, Negro-adjacent types talking about these “grills” for “teeth” for over 30 years (since college), and I still haven’t been able to figure out what they are talking about.

    I think the Universe only allows a human brain to know about either Tchaikovsky…or you can know about “grills”. But you can’t know about both during the same lifetime.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    I first saw teeth grills when I had to park my car at a Cambodian donut shop across the street from Oakland High School on my way to campus. I think you have to live in the ghetto to appreciate the aesthetic, but to me they just make black people look stupid.

    https://i.etsystatic.com/18267627/r/il/49b683/2023011141/il_794xN.2023011141_idnh.jpg

  78. Wouldn’t like to be in that gallery when the lights go out.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Temple


    Wouldn’t like to be in that gallery when the lights go out.
     
    From "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills", Suspense!:
    The Waxwork (Originally aired May 1st, 1956)

    Synopsis from Old Time Radio Downloads:


    A reporter spends the night in an eerie wax museum. All voices are by William Conrad, who plays three roles and narrates the story. The story was subsequently produced on "Suspense" on March 1, 1959.
     
    Similar:
    The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax

    The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax is the 19th episode of season 6 of the American radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, first aired on WOR-MBS (the Mutual Network) on 7 january 1946, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. 29 min. Sponsored by Petri Wine.

    This is not an adaptation of an Arthur Conan Doyle's story, but inspired by The Adventure of the Second Stain (1904).
     

    On YouTube:
    Sherlock Holmes - The Strange Case Of The Murders In Wax (January 7, 1946)
  79. Here’s another gallery featuring only artists of colour.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/13/police-charge-29-men-child-sexual-exploitation-west-yorkshire

    The alleged offending is said to have mainly taken place in Calderdale, although some offences also happened in the Bradford district, between 2003 and 2010 when the female victim was aged between 13 and 20.

    Those charged are:

    Asad Ali, 37, of Brighouse, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Ajmal Aziz, 39 of Halifax, is charged with three counts of rape and attempted rape.
    Mohammed Jangier, 44, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Mohammed Asif, 36, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape
    Harris Ahmed Butt, 37, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault.
    Taukeer Butt, 36, of Halifax, is charged with three counts of rape.
    Muitasim Khan, 40, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Mohammed Hamza, 47, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Mohsin Mir, 40, of Halifax, is charged with three counts of rape.
    Javid Mir, 38, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Haroon Saddique, 37, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Zahir Iqbal, 41, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Sarfraz Rabnawaz, 35, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Wajid Addalat, 43, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Sajid Addalat, 45, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Nazim Hussain, 43, of Bradford, is charged with conspiracy to rape.
    Nadeem Saddiqque, 43, of Sheffield, is charged with rape.
    Saquab Hussain, 43, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Sadakat Ali, 48, of Bradford, is charged with rape.
    Ziarab Mohammed, 48, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Imran Raja Yasin, 41, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Zulfiqar Ali, 40, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Malik Abid Qadeer, 64, of Halifax, is charged with five counts of rape.
    Kamran Amin, 45, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Mohammed Akhtar, 51, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Ali Zulfiqar, 38, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Shafiq Ali Rafiq, 40, of Dewsbury, is charged with two counts of rape.
    Amir Shaban, 45, of Halifax, is charged with rape.
    Sakeb Nazir, 36, of Halifax, is charged with two counts of rape.

  80. @bjdubbs
    IT used to be called "data processing." Back when I worked in IT 15 years ago there were still some old school IT departments that were called "data processing."

    Replies: @additionalMike

    probably a term left over from the Mainframe era

  81. @inertial
    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/10.jpg

    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/3.jpg

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Detroit Refugee, @Etruscan Film Star

    I see that Merriweather who immortalized ‘Pink Siifu’ wisely decided to shun the hyper-realist route boldly taken by Goya by flatteringly the subject:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pink+siifu&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwignInWp8fwAhUCQxUIHeAVCNQQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=822&bih=433

  82. Saint Trayvon of the Skittles had something a bit less retarded but I cannot find a picture. More hideous exhibitionism we are now required to admire because something something.

  83. Anonymous[742] • Disclaimer says:
    @inertial
    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/10.jpg

    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/3.jpg

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Detroit Refugee, @Etruscan Film Star

    The painting on the lower left is titled “Oprah, Airing Out Her Differences.”

  84. @Achmed E. Newman
    @AnotherDad

    Ahhh am in no ways emotionally tard!

    Speaking of labor, is there any way to induce early menopause is some of our women politicians, cough, AOC, cough, cough, along the lines of how labor is induced? Any doctors want to chime in?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Alarmist

    Not really – large doses of radiation will induce menopause, but then they induce radiation sickness and death.

    I imagine we have evolved over aeons that there’s no plant, moss, animal, fish or fruit that can induce menopause early, because natural selection will have killed off susceptible people.

    We’ve evolved to “be fruitful and multiply”, and Muslims in the west have found an evolutionary niche – welfare states built sixty years ago for white people plus “Islamophobia” invented as a weapon by fellow whites much more recently – and they are breeding like mad while the breeding is good.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Damn!

  85. @Reg Cæsar
    @Ben Kurtz


    So is it all Hokusai all the time...?

     

    https://static.greatbigcanvas.com/images/singlecanvas_thick_none/image-conscious/the-great-monster-off-kanagawa,2522756.jpg


    Choosy mothers choose Hiroshige:


    https://toshidama.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/100_views_edo_051.jpg


    (Shh! Don't tell PETA!)

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Dissident

    Sakata Kaidōmaru

    Known by many names (including Kintaro, or Golden Boy), Sakata Kaidomaru was an eleventh-century warrior of legendary strength who is said to have displayed great prowess as a fighter even in his early childhood. This celebrated image shows the well-muscled boy wrestling a giant carp under a waterfall. Kuniyoshi adds considerable depth and energy to the scene through his innovative depictions of a transparent stream of water and scattering white spray.

    ARTIST Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1798-1861
    MEDIUM Color woodblock print on paper

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Dissident

    Thanks for the explanation. I thought it might be pornography. I love the boy’s cute little mischievous face and messy hair.

    Replies: @Dissident

  86. I like the fact the article mentions that people could bring their pit bulls. Kind of a nice touch. I hope it wasn’t Michael Vick.

  87. @Triteleia Laxa
    This show is stupid. It isn't a black American exhibition or one exploring the visual art of Chicano culture. It is simply the "no white people allowed" space. All of the flouncey academese in the world cannot make up for that lack of core identity and direction.

    Using the term "people of colour" rather than "non-white" may add a layer of positivity to the concept, but underneath, the meaning is still purely negative.

    Seems all so embarrassing.

    Replies: @Forbes, @BenKenobi

    Using the term “people of colour” rather than “non-white”

    When I was a lad in school a common subject in history class was that of the “Canadian” identity and what exactly that meant. But all answers pretty much boiled down to “not-American.”

    I’m sure in the current year they’re teaching kids that Canadian identity is diversity, multiculturalism and face masks. Non-identity is what made us susceptible to the new identity of Globohomo. Perhaps this a similar dynamic being played on in the White/non-White axis.

  88. @Alden
    @Dr. X

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin one of the earliest feminazi icons and propagandists , even before Gloria Steinem

    Replies: @hhsiii, @kaganovitch

    I kind of liked Free to be You and Me as a kid. Funny because someone just mentioned That Girl yesterday and the song we recalled from that was William Wants a Doll.

    And father is a management side labor lawyer.

  89. @Alden
    @Clyde

    Not a trust fund White woman you misogynistic White woman hating scumbag POS may you burn in hell forever and ever.

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names. He’s probably 45-65 Jeffrey being a very popular name for Jewish boys mid 20th century.

    A White man, not a White woman. Just like all the White man presidents Vice Presidents senators congressmen and judges who imposed affirmative action desegregation and the bete noire of the MEN OF UNZ abortion on America
    White Men did it.

    Don’t blame White women for the fact that entire sectors of the economy such as government are denied to White men because of affirmative action discrimination. Blame the White men named Kennedy Johnson Nixon Carter Brennan Burton Humphrey who really actually imposed affirmative action on you and every other White man in America.

    You and the other MEN OF UNZ are ignorant morons when you blame your lowest caste untouchable status on White woman. It was White men who did it, not White women.

    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    Replies: @Dissident, @Clyde, @Detroit Refugee

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names.
    […]
    A White man,[…]
    […]
    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    So you take the Jared Taylor position?
    Looks white to me! https://c7.alamy.com/comp/DGNWP4/orthodox-jewish-boy-reading-a-prayer-book-with-a-tefellin-on-his-forehand-DGNWP4.jpg

    • Replies: @Billy Corr
    @Dissident

    The second photograph depicts Yemeni or Iraqi or maybe Moroccan Jews.

    Replies: @Dissident

  90. @Catdog
    @BenjaminL

    Looked these guys up. Not a decent artist in the bunch, including the YTs.

    I hope that this is a sign of a return to classical realist sensibilities.

    Replies: @BenjaminL

    Bingo. If art is just social convention all the way down, then why not go with the Trend Du Jour?

    If there are any art collectors who want to support black artists while simultaneously upholding traditional values, they could look into Henry Ossawa Tanner:

    • Agree: mc23
    • Replies: @Alden
    @BenjaminL

    Top picture is very derivative of Chardin. Great picture. Look at the wall wonderful. I really like the fact that even though it’s a modest house it’s a real dining table with a table cloth instead of uncomfortable stools at a kitchen counter. Or maybe it’s a work bench covered with a table cloth for meals. I’d like it more if the people were White. Presumably both parents are at work and grandpa’s teaching the kid good morals and manners These are virtuous hard working blacks striving for middle class values.

    Just love the boat with a blue background. Maybe they’re sneaking out at night to rob someone’s lobster or crab pots. Very very decorative on lemon yellow walls. Or in a room with dark pink orchids.

    , @Dissident
    @BenjaminL

    Nice paintings.

    ~ ~ ~
    The Japanese woodcuts reminded me of this:

    https://treadway-fws-images.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/website/auctions/items/large/3992073_1.jpg

    Will Barnet (American, 1911-2012) Summer, 1986

  91. @Servant of Gla'aki
    @s.n.


    ...and what’s a teeth grill anyway?
     
    I have no idea. And it's not like I haven't wondered.

    I've heard Black people, as well as various various hip-hoppity, Negro-adjacent types talking about these "grills" for "teeth" for over 30 years (since college), and I still haven't been able to figure out what they are talking about.

    I think the Universe only allows a human brain to know about either Tchaikovsky...or you can know about "grills". But you can't know about both during the same lifetime.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    I first saw teeth grills when I had to park my car at a Cambodian donut shop across the street from Oakland High School on my way to campus. I think you have to live in the ghetto to appreciate the aesthetic, but to me they just make black people look stupid.

    • Thanks: Servant of Gla'aki
  92. @Altai

    Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever
     
    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.

    More like, Anti-Whiteness Now, Anti-Whiteness Tomorrow, Anti-Whiteness Forever!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @Richard B

    “It is magical to see Black and brown people look at the walls and see themselves. I saw a couple show up with their pit bulls, I saw aunties come around to see what’s going on, and I saw so many kids.”

    They key word here is magic. As in the magical thinking of children.

    Magical thinking is a child’s belief that what he or she wishes or expects can affect what really happens. For example, if a child wants very much for something to happen, and it does, the child believes he or she caused it to happen.

    Of course, egocentric thinking is also found at this stage of development.

    Egocentric thinking is the normal tendency for a young child to see everything that happens as it relates to him- or herself. Children are unable to understand different points of view.

    From this perspective the C in POC stands for Childish.

  93. because every face in every painting belongs to a person of color

    Just like on TV.

  94. Praising modern art is easy. You just have to say you like it.

    Flattering the blegs is essential to the New Wokeness, and to survive you have to realize that compliments cost you nothing. We are all Italian waiters now.

  95. @Redmen
    @AnotherDad

    This was an interesting article about the growth of black identity through collective victimhood. It's a burgeoning beast being fed by an oversupply of white guilt. The impetus of that guilt is the mass media's false message of societal "systemic racism." Younger blacks derive a stronger sense of group identity which strengthens their sense of self-worth, something that hardly seems to need strengthening in 2021.

    Definitely worth a read:

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/12/what-needs-repairing-isnt-america-but-white-guilt/

    Replies: @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    In a perpendicular way, I very much disagree with the article.
    The problem isn’t “white guilt”.

    It’s atomization
    It’s self atomization
    It’s the absence of any collective ethos except for “it’s a jungle every man for himself you were warned”
    It’s the breaking of the center
    It’s cowardice
    It’s a lack of imagination
    It’s a lack of leadership and a lack of willingness to unite behind a leader or form an organization
    It’s an agreement to be “white”, to check the box and agree to be the subject of ire and to be de-ethnosized – how dare bureaucrats take away our ethnicities and replace it with Procrustean “white”, but we consent to this?!
    Above all it is powerful people, i.e., the Prince of Wales, appropriating the plights of minorities, to retain and grow their power at the expense of the professional class … it is a whole helluva lot of that
    It is sheer and perfectly reasonable terror of the mob and the internet labeling one “racist”

    But “white guilt” … meh

    Not hardly

  96. Do they go on about black bodies because black faces are so unappealing?

  97. @AnotherDad
    @Altai


    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.
     
    Admit--doesn't bother me.

    All these folks who seriously believe their problem is oppression by the straight, white, flyover country gentiles like me--have at it!

    I just want the right for those of us not buying to have our--traditional American--nation. Traditional American (i.e. white) social norms, rule-of-law, republican (limited) government, federalism, freedom of thought, inquiry, speech and association, American traditions, culture, history and heroes and two sexes.

    Let us have our nation, stop dragging us into their experiment, stop insisting we bow and scrape before--and finance--their nonsense ... and i'm happy to let these folks have their rainbow hued utopia ... unencumbered by me.

    Heck, not just happy, i'm thrilled at the prospect. These minoritarians running their rainbow nation without the likes of deplorable me ... will a hoot. The shitshow of the millenium.

    Replies: @Redmen, @1John, @obwandiyag

    This diversity problem, this diversity tension & conflict will NOT subside, u can take this fact to the bank. It is & has been the reality throughout history. The solution is “The Slow Cleanse aka Restoring White Homelands” article by Greg Johnson.

  98. @Achmed E. Newman
    @AnotherDad

    Ahhh am in no ways emotionally tard!

    Speaking of labor, is there any way to induce early menopause is some of our women politicians, cough, AOC, cough, cough, along the lines of how labor is induced? Any doctors want to chime in?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Alarmist

    The COVID vaxxes actually seem to trigger perios and bleeding in women already in menopause, but they also heighten severe bleeding and miscarriages in women of childbearing ages. Let’s consider that to be Plan C … fortunately, libs tend to use these vaxxes to Virtue Signal.

    This clownworld COVID19 pandemic might actually turn out to have a bright side.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  99. @inertial
    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/10.jpg

    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/3.jpg

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Detroit Refugee, @Etruscan Film Star

    inertial, when I took art history rotund females in European art were called Rubenesque. The model in the painting on the left ate a whole lot of reubens.

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Buffalo Joe

    Ruebens are not kosher because you're not supposed to eat meat (corned beef) and dairy (swiss cheese) together.

    That lady is super-ruebenesque, and I doubt she eats at Jewish delis. Methinks she has a diet of Texas smoked brisket and baby back ribs emanating out of Compton.

  100. @stillCARealist
    @TyRade

    I was able to visit the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix. They have the entire world represented, by continent and country, with their respective musical heritages. The observer can't help but recognize the patterns of musical development that follow the old trade routes and the colonizing.

    Truly isolated peoples have, obviously, very little to recommend them in the way of real music. Bang on that, shake this, whatever. They did what they could.

    What was frightening, was the presence of the monster costumes. I can only guess that the museum gave us just a tiny piece of the real horror of some cultures, specifically from the New World and Africa. Why would people dress up in such terrifying ways? It was demonic.

    Remember the old Gilligan's Island head hunters and their ridiculous get-ups? Well, we saw costumes that looked exactly like those, and apparently it's all real.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    stillCA, I viewed an exhibit of Samurai armour and weapons in SF years ago. The helmets with contorted face masks were bizarre and exagerated but truly fascinating to see. Maybe someone can post some photos.

  101. @syonredux

    “Shattered Glass” celebrates the Black body, with images like Kezia Harrell’s “Bliss: Americana Hot Mamma” depicting a reclined woman comfortable in her own size and nakedness

     

    To avoid nausea, I've selected another piece from Miss Harrell's oeuvre:



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d1/2d/1e/d12d1e23e8f021b2b43b2e6658d625c7.jpg

    To my Eurocentric mind, it doesn't quite match the work of Botticelli....

    http://www.ksvoboda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/botticelli_birth_venus_2.jpg

    Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic busts, with their hand-braided synthetic hair and teeth grills, depict friends and family members.

    “I felt immortalized,” said Pink Siifu, a hip-hop artist Merriweather depicted in one piece, adding, “you don’t really get to see grills represented in gallery spaces. We’ve been wearing them for generations. It shows the shine; it’s a self-expression.”
     
    Well, something is certainly being expressed....

    https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FullSizeRender-121.jpg


    But I don't think that we've discovered the next Bernini....

    https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/602/flashcards/2593602/jpg/0039_apollo_-_daphne-1451F8E4EF4313A0FFA.jpg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Pericles, @Alden, @mc23

    I was just scrolling through the comments when I saw the middle picture with the dreadlocks. I immediately thought it was picture of a Gorgon.

  102. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I've included a photo of a work from Murjoni Merriweather, an artist who's quoted in the article, below the more tag:



    https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/thumb_portrait_classic_med_murjoni-merriweather-v.jpg

    I know that would keep me coming back to the exhibit 'again and again'.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Wade Hampton, @ic1000

    Medusa?

  103. Regarding the word process, how bout as used in the lyrics of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:

    “There will be no pictures of Whitney Young
    Being run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process”

  104. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Not really - large doses of radiation will induce menopause, but then they induce radiation sickness and death.

    I imagine we have evolved over aeons that there's no plant, moss, animal, fish or fruit that can induce menopause early, because natural selection will have killed off susceptible people.

    We've evolved to "be fruitful and multiply", and Muslims in the west have found an evolutionary niche - welfare states built sixty years ago for white people plus "Islamophobia" invented as a weapon by fellow whites much more recently - and they are breeding like mad while the breeding is good.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Damn!

  105. It’s excellent that our enemies make the notion of racial segregation acceptable.

    • Agree: Detroit Refugee
  106. @Dissident
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://ia802606.us.archive.org/3/items/brooklynmuseum-o4315-oniwakamaru-and-the-giant-carp-fight/brooklynmuseum-o4315i000-1999.139.1_IMLS_PS3.jpg

    Sakata Kaidōmaru


    Known by many names (including Kintaro, or Golden Boy), Sakata Kaidomaru was an eleventh-century warrior of legendary strength who is said to have displayed great prowess as a fighter even in his early childhood. This celebrated image shows the well-muscled boy wrestling a giant carp under a waterfall. Kuniyoshi adds considerable depth and energy to the scene through his innovative depictions of a transparent stream of water and scattering white spray.

    ARTIST Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1798-1861
    MEDIUM Color woodblock print on paper
     

    Replies: @Alden

    Thanks for the explanation. I thought it might be pornography. I love the boy’s cute little mischievous face and messy hair.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Alden


    I thought it might be pornography.
     
    Oh really now?

    One wonders how you might react to some of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's paintings.
  107. @Buffalo Joe
    @inertial

    inertial, when I took art history rotund females in European art were called Rubenesque. The model in the painting on the left ate a whole lot of reubens.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    Ruebens are not kosher because you’re not supposed to eat meat (corned beef) and dairy (swiss cheese) together.

    That lady is super-ruebenesque, and I doubt she eats at Jewish delis. Methinks she has a diet of Texas smoked brisket and baby back ribs emanating out of Compton.

  108. @BenjaminL
    @Catdog

    Bingo. If art is just social convention all the way down, then why not go with the Trend Du Jour?

    If there are any art collectors who want to support black artists while simultaneously upholding traditional values, they could look into Henry Ossawa Tanner:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/The_Thankful_Poor%2C_1894._Henry_Ossawa_Tanner.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner_-_The_Annunciation.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner%2C_The_Disciples_See_Christ_Walking_on_the_Water%2C_c._1907.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Dissident

    Top picture is very derivative of Chardin. Great picture. Look at the wall wonderful. I really like the fact that even though it’s a modest house it’s a real dining table with a table cloth instead of uncomfortable stools at a kitchen counter. Or maybe it’s a work bench covered with a table cloth for meals. I’d like it more if the people were White. Presumably both parents are at work and grandpa’s teaching the kid good morals and manners These are virtuous hard working blacks striving for middle class values.

    Just love the boat with a blue background. Maybe they’re sneaking out at night to rob someone’s lobster or crab pots. Very very decorative on lemon yellow walls. Or in a room with dark pink orchids.

  109. @Anon
    There's got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

    Are we hearing about the "art pricing gap" yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on "permanent loan" to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

    I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it's worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

    Replies: @Neoconned, @Alfa158, @Billy Corr, @Art Deco

    What Anon (252) had to say was interesting.

    The issue of making a fuss about any artist’s ethnicity and/or age can be debated endlessly:

    Those interested can seek out what the late Robert Hughes had to say, quite furiously, about the ludicrously over-hyped Haitian-Dominican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    There actually are excellent artists of color but in the art world, whether we like the fact or not, showmen and show-women (the quite fearless Tracy Emin, for example) are often those fussed over and richly rewarded.

    Is a great deal of *modern art* a gigantic confidence trick? The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it.

    Much of Warhol’s stuff was actually done by industrious employees, just as Giotto did NOT paint every sheep or cloud in one of his paintings.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Billy Corr

    Irrespective of who did what, wasn't the point of Warhol's stuff was that he could slap a symbol of the most quotidian object in American Life, a Campbell's soup can for instance, on a canvas and the sophisticates of the Art World would proclaim it as avant garde?

    I mean, this guy was rubbing their faces in it and they couldn't get enough of it. Paid him to do it, in fact. They thought that the butt of the joke was the philistine deplorables in flyover country, but most artists are much more cunning and self aware than that. The joke was on the nouveau riche who were stupid enough to buy art that mocked their stupidity.

    Replies: @Single malt, @Gamecock

    , @additionalMike
    @Billy Corr

    "The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it."

    Canned Manzoni sono buoni.

  110. @Roger
    Are Whites allowed to visit the gallery and view the art? Can the art be sold to White buyers? Maybe it is not even appropriate for Whites to comment online about the art.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @dfordoom

    Can the art be sold to White buyers?

    Wouldn’t that be cultural appropriation?

  111. @Temple
    Wouldn't like to be in that gallery when the lights go out.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Wouldn’t like to be in that gallery when the lights go out.

    From “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills”, Suspense!:
    The Waxwork (Originally aired May 1st, 1956)

    Synopsis from Old Time Radio Downloads:

    A reporter spends the night in an eerie wax museum. All voices are by William Conrad, who plays three roles and narrates the story. The story was subsequently produced on “Suspense” on March 1, 1959.

    Similar:
    The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax

    [MORE]

    The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax is the 19th episode of season 6 of the American radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, first aired on WOR-MBS (the Mutual Network) on 7 january 1946, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. 29 min. Sponsored by Petri Wine.

    This is not an adaptation of an Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, but inspired by The Adventure of the Second Stain (1904).

    On YouTube:
    Sherlock Holmes – The Strange Case Of The Murders In Wax (January 7, 1946)

  112. @Dissident
    @Alden


    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names.
    [...]
    A White man,[...]
    [...]
    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.
     
    So you take the Jared Taylor position?
    https://www.jalfinphoto.com/data1/images/0045001200250012.jpg

    Looks white to me!
    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/E1M1EP/orthodox-jewish-boy-at-wailing-wall-E1M1EP.jpg
    https://c7.alamy.com/comp/DGNWP4/orthodox-jewish-boy-reading-a-prayer-book-with-a-tefellin-on-his-forehand-DGNWP4.jpg
    https://cdn-japantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/f-yemenjew-a-20160322.jpg

    Replies: @Billy Corr

    The second photograph depicts Yemeni or Iraqi or maybe Moroccan Jews.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Billy Corr


    The second photograph depicts Yemeni or Iraqi or maybe Moroccan Jews.
     
    Yemini (/Yeminite). The boy on the far-right is darker than many B/blacks, including Barack Obama.
  113. @s.n.
    whatever. some seriously ugly stuff. i'm sure they'll make a bundle on it.
    and what's a teeth grill anyway?

    Replies: @photondancer, @Servant of Gla'aki, @kaganovitch, @ThreeCranes

    Here you go

  114. @Alden
    @Dr. X

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin one of the earliest feminazi icons and propagandists , even before Gloria Steinem

    Replies: @hhsiii, @kaganovitch

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin

    Indeed the daughter.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @kaganovitch

    With that unique last name? An easy non-guess Kagano. Letty was in the VV for years. I saw her byline then skipped past.


    The Village Voice’s Eleventh Hour Party | Observer
    https://observer.com/2011/06/the-village-voices-eleventh-hour-party
    Jun 30, 2011 ·

    Pogrebin
     
    has been a rare constant in the Voice’s history, representing management through the ownerships of Mr. Murdoch, Leonard Stern and, now, New Times-turned-Village Voice Media.
     
    , @Clyde
    @kaganovitch

    With that unique last name? An easy non-guess Kagano. Letty was in the VV for years. I saw her byline then skipped past.


    The Village Voice’s Eleventh Hour Party | Observer
    https://observer.com/2011/06/the-village-voices-eleventh-hour-party
    Jun 30, 2011 ·

    Pogrebin
     
    has been a rare constant in the Voice’s history, representing management through the ownerships of Mr. Murdoch, Leonard Stern and, now, New Times-turned-Village Voice Media.
     
  115. @Alden
    @Clyde

    Not a trust fund White woman you misogynistic White woman hating scumbag POS may you burn in hell forever and ever.

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names. He’s probably 45-65 Jeffrey being a very popular name for Jewish boys mid 20th century.

    A White man, not a White woman. Just like all the White man presidents Vice Presidents senators congressmen and judges who imposed affirmative action desegregation and the bete noire of the MEN OF UNZ abortion on America
    White Men did it.

    Don’t blame White women for the fact that entire sectors of the economy such as government are denied to White men because of affirmative action discrimination. Blame the White men named Kennedy Johnson Nixon Carter Brennan Burton Humphrey who really actually imposed affirmative action on you and every other White man in America.

    You and the other MEN OF UNZ are ignorant morons when you blame your lowest caste untouchable status on White woman. It was White men who did it, not White women.

    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    Replies: @Dissident, @Clyde, @Detroit Refugee

    Thanks! I don’t take what you said personally. You used my two sentence, quickie post for your usual jumping off point about the men-misogynists of Unz. You will not believe this, but I like your posts here. You are one of the few female dissidents at the male dominated Unz and Steve Sailer. I rate you (do not hate you) in my top ten Steve Sailer posters.

    You have spilled your background in LA probation here. I respect your life history. Now go hate me because I (man of Unz) complimented you. But you will not.
    Summary– You post lots better high IQ content than I do, than most here do.

  116. @kaganovitch
    @Alden

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin

    Indeed the daughter.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Clyde

    With that unique last name? An easy non-guess Kagano. Letty was in the VV for years. I saw her byline then skipped past.

    The Village Voice’s Eleventh Hour Party | Observer
    https://observer.com/2011/06/the-village-voices-eleventh-hour-party
    Jun 30, 2011 ·

    Pogrebin

    has been a rare constant in the Voice’s history, representing management through the ownerships of Mr. Murdoch, Leonard Stern and, now, New Times-turned-Village Voice Media.

  117. @kaganovitch
    @Alden

    Probably the son or daughter of Letty Pogrebin

    Indeed the daughter.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Clyde

    With that unique last name? An easy non-guess Kagano. Letty was in the VV for years. I saw her byline then skipped past.

    The Village Voice’s Eleventh Hour Party | Observer
    https://observer.com/2011/06/the-village-voices-eleventh-hour-party
    Jun 30, 2011 ·

    Pogrebin

    has been a rare constant in the Voice’s history, representing management through the ownerships of Mr. Murdoch, Leonard Stern and, now, New Times-turned-Village Voice Media.

  118. @inertial
    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/10.jpg

    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/3.jpg

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Detroit Refugee, @Etruscan Film Star

    Those three heads are hideous. I can drop a deuce that’ll rival them.

  119. @Alden
    @Dissident

    Thanks for the explanation. I thought it might be pornography. I love the boy’s cute little mischievous face and messy hair.

    Replies: @Dissident

    I thought it might be pornography.

    Oh really now?

    One wonders how you might react to some of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s paintings.

  120. @Matttt

    Every piece of art was created by a person of color.
     
    I'm not sure why this exhibition was necessary. Latin America has a rich artistic history - just look at all the amazing baroque churches in Mexico. Sure, the best-known Mexican artists are Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but there are many more great visual artists from colonial times to the present. Similarly, south and southeast Asia have a long tradition of visual artistry.

    There are also a ton of great historic and present-day black visual artists, like Jean-Michel Basquiat and . . . . Did I mention Jean-Michel Basquiat?

    Replies: @Detroit Refugee

    Diego Rivera. He did “The Flower Vender “. And a large mural of industrial depiction up here.

  121. @Alden
    @Clyde

    Not a trust fund White woman you misogynistic White woman hating scumbag POS may you burn in hell forever and ever.

    Jeffrey Deitch owns the gallery and one in NYC. Probably a Jew Deitch is one of those German Jewish names. He’s probably 45-65 Jeffrey being a very popular name for Jewish boys mid 20th century.

    A White man, not a White woman. Just like all the White man presidents Vice Presidents senators congressmen and judges who imposed affirmative action desegregation and the bete noire of the MEN OF UNZ abortion on America
    White Men did it.

    Don’t blame White women for the fact that entire sectors of the economy such as government are denied to White men because of affirmative action discrimination. Blame the White men named Kennedy Johnson Nixon Carter Brennan Burton Humphrey who really actually imposed affirmative action on you and every other White man in America.

    You and the other MEN OF UNZ are ignorant morons when you blame your lowest caste untouchable status on White woman. It was White men who did it, not White women.

    Jeffrey Deitch, a White man owns that gallery.

    Replies: @Dissident, @Clyde, @Detroit Refugee

    Can’t argue with that. You have a point.

  122. @Anon
    There's got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Maybe this exhibition had a sort of ghetto smell to it and no talented artists wanted to participate. And the good ones would be in New York, not Los Angeles, anyway.

    Are we hearing about the "art pricing gap" yet? We must do something about black art not being bought for high-enough prices! Rich people, get to work on that. Buy some of this crap at high prices and then sent it out on "permanent loan" to the Victorville Museum of Modern Art and take a tax deduction.

    I can see some fun developing in the art world where buyers overpay for black art for affirmative action reasons, and then they donate the art, and the recipient institutions call in appraisers, who at first say it's worth nothing, and the appraisers are #cancelled on Twitter and lose all business because of that, so the art appraisal industry undergoes a sudden wokening and comes up with equitable holistic standards for appraisal (value = actual value x 100 if black artist), resulting in huge valuations for black art despite no actual market for the crap. Ultimately there will be a giant bubble. What will the IRS do? Pop it, or go along?

    Replies: @Neoconned, @Alfa158, @Billy Corr, @Art Deco

    There’s got to be better black art than the crap in the photos in the New York Times article (keep scrolling down, there are photos all through the article).

    Have you been at an exhibition of any kind in the last 25 years? Those are representational pieces it took some skill to make.

    You should have seen the junk the studio art program at one of the local colleges used to put on display. Every once in a while the frat brothers there would offer an honest assessment of one of the outdoor pieces by unmooring it and tossing it into one of the lakes nearby. One of the more memorable indoor pieces consisted of a mess of papier-mâché mannequins on chairs with trash strewn all over the floor. It wasn’t just the student’s work; they’d host exhibitions by supposed art professionals that were no better. There was a local collector of contemporary art who managed to buffalo the institution into putting some of his purchases on display in various public areas. One of the administrator / perpetrators actually ordered handsome oil paintings put into storage in order to make way for things like girders bolted to pedestals. (Interestingly, there was a small art museum at that same campus under a different administrative cone; they exhibited only satisfactory work from their own collection. The music faculty there were promoters of early music and chamber music. I’m not sure the art history had a specialist in contemporary art. The rot was local to the studio art faculty).

  123. @Pericles
    @syonredux

    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in the seat behind Botticelli's Venus on a flight from Milan. Well, she had her clothes on and wore glasses but otherwise looked remarkably alike.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @MinervasStudent

    Pericles,

    The movie The Adventures of Baron von Munchhausen features a scene where Venus rises from the sea. She looked just like the girl who helps out on our farm. I’ve never looked at her the same again. I didn’t know she wore glasses. She must wear contacts when she’s doing work for us.

  124. @s.n.
    whatever. some seriously ugly stuff. i'm sure they'll make a bundle on it.
    and what's a teeth grill anyway?

    Replies: @photondancer, @Servant of Gla'aki, @kaganovitch, @ThreeCranes

    Seventy years ago, in 1995, teeth grills became popular with black so-called “Rap Artists”. At that time, blacks who engaged in revolutionary dialogue had to disguise their speech in code. Blacks were not allowed to make music, were, in fact, forbidden to even own a musical instrument. But the black liberation spirit could not be suppressed. Black men devised a language in which they could communicate revolutionary messages and do so in a way that the white man could not understand. To pass muster the new jargon was toneless, devoid of all melody and harmony.

    Eventually, the white man realized what was going on, how the black man was doing an end run around his prohibitions. When a “Rapper” was caught in the act, both as punishment and to prevent his ever “rapping” again, all of his teeth were knocked out. Undeterred, the black man devised “the grill” as a substitute, which allowed him to both chew and to resume his revolutionary ways. Of course, when whites were around, the black man would remove the grill and adopt a “Yessur, Massa” tone.

    Today, many of those grills, lovingly preserved, can be seen in the Black Liberation Wing of all of the 250 Holocaust Museums in America.

  125. @Billy Corr
    @Anon

    What Anon (252) had to say was interesting.

    The issue of making a fuss about any artist's ethnicity and/or age can be debated endlessly:

    Those interested can seek out what the late Robert Hughes had to say, quite furiously, about the ludicrously over-hyped Haitian-Dominican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    There actually are excellent artists of color but in the art world, whether we like the fact or not, showmen and show-women (the quite fearless Tracy Emin, for example) are often those fussed over and richly rewarded.

    Is a great deal of *modern art* a gigantic confidence trick? The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it.

    Much of Warhol's stuff was actually done by industrious employees, just as Giotto did NOT paint every sheep or cloud in one of his paintings.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @additionalMike

    Irrespective of who did what, wasn’t the point of Warhol’s stuff was that he could slap a symbol of the most quotidian object in American Life, a Campbell’s soup can for instance, on a canvas and the sophisticates of the Art World would proclaim it as avant garde?

    I mean, this guy was rubbing their faces in it and they couldn’t get enough of it. Paid him to do it, in fact. They thought that the butt of the joke was the philistine deplorables in flyover country, but most artists are much more cunning and self aware than that. The joke was on the nouveau riche who were stupid enough to buy art that mocked their stupidity.

    • Replies: @Single malt
    @ThreeCranes

    Warhol and company played a hilarious trick on the deplorables at the U of Utah around 1969 (don’t remember exactly when). The university paid him (including airfare, of course) for giving a presentation in a Q and A format at the student union. Drew a big crowd. This Warhol guy—mop of blond hair, shades, black leather jacket—walked out on the stage and just stood there saying nothing. People asked questions that were met with silent mugging and frowning by this guy. Don’t remember how long it went on until he walked off. People were pissed. An artsy guy I knew said he and some friends took this dude out to “drag State Street”, that is, drive up and down the major street on a Friday night. Big fun in SLC back then for high-schoolers

    Warhol played the deplorables for suckers. He flew this dude out to mess with the yokels. Performance art, right? I’m sure they had a big laugh when his pal got back to The Factory.

    Replies: @Pericles

    , @Gamecock
    @ThreeCranes

    May I recommend Jacques Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence.

    He ably describes the decay of Western art.

  126. @AnotherDad
    @Altai


    That would imply that coherent groups would have their own gallery space, the article is about a gallery space with art from many races and ethnicities just not whites.
     
    Admit--doesn't bother me.

    All these folks who seriously believe their problem is oppression by the straight, white, flyover country gentiles like me--have at it!

    I just want the right for those of us not buying to have our--traditional American--nation. Traditional American (i.e. white) social norms, rule-of-law, republican (limited) government, federalism, freedom of thought, inquiry, speech and association, American traditions, culture, history and heroes and two sexes.

    Let us have our nation, stop dragging us into their experiment, stop insisting we bow and scrape before--and finance--their nonsense ... and i'm happy to let these folks have their rainbow hued utopia ... unencumbered by me.

    Heck, not just happy, i'm thrilled at the prospect. These minoritarians running their rainbow nation without the likes of deplorable me ... will a hoot. The shitshow of the millenium.

    Replies: @Redmen, @1John, @obwandiyag

    How do poor white people fare in your “traditional” America?

    Basically starve I guess, right? None of that liberal safety net shit.

    How do rich white people fare in your “traditional” America?

    They get all they can grab, they get to do whatever they want to do, they are immune from the law, and they get to stomp their boots in the faces of all the poor white Americans, without any more of that damn liberal “regulation”–much less redistribution–getting in their way.

    Got you all figgered out.

  127. @Ben Kurtz
    So is it all Hokusai all the time, or are East Asians honorary whites for these purposes?

    Does F. Goya count as brown? He is Hispanic after all. Hmm...

    https://www.chillroom.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/07/goya_Vicente_Lopez_Y_Portanda_001-730728.jpg

    Oh, I get it. It's none of the above. It's just crap, like most contemporary art, but with a dollop of good old fashioned Race Baiting for the lolz.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Reg Cæsar, @vinteuil

    Wow – I had no idea that Goya was capable of anything this good.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    @vinteuil

    That's not even one of his best works.
    For those the Prado is the only place to go.
    I did that in 1969 and my view of him (and Murillo too) was transformed.

  128. Don’t put it past the CIA to do for black art what they did for abstract expressionism.

  129. @inertial
    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/10.jpg

    https://deitch.com/imgapi/los-angeles/exhibitions/shattered-glass-curated-by-melahn-frierson-and-aj-girard/3.jpg

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Detroit Refugee, @Etruscan Film Star

    Despite the gallery’s and New York Times’s claims, this is not a fully committed non-white exhibition.

    Look at all that white space not only on the walls (shameful enough) but … unspeakable! … on parts of the canvases themselves! It’s unconscious internalized white supremacy.

  130. @Billy Corr
    @Dissident

    The second photograph depicts Yemeni or Iraqi or maybe Moroccan Jews.

    Replies: @Dissident

    The second photograph depicts Yemeni or Iraqi or maybe Moroccan Jews.

    Yemini (/Yeminite). The boy on the far-right is darker than many B/blacks, including Barack Obama.

  131. @ThreeCranes
    @Billy Corr

    Irrespective of who did what, wasn't the point of Warhol's stuff was that he could slap a symbol of the most quotidian object in American Life, a Campbell's soup can for instance, on a canvas and the sophisticates of the Art World would proclaim it as avant garde?

    I mean, this guy was rubbing their faces in it and they couldn't get enough of it. Paid him to do it, in fact. They thought that the butt of the joke was the philistine deplorables in flyover country, but most artists are much more cunning and self aware than that. The joke was on the nouveau riche who were stupid enough to buy art that mocked their stupidity.

    Replies: @Single malt, @Gamecock

    Warhol and company played a hilarious trick on the deplorables at the U of Utah around 1969 (don’t remember exactly when). The university paid him (including airfare, of course) for giving a presentation in a Q and A format at the student union. Drew a big crowd. This Warhol guy—mop of blond hair, shades, black leather jacket—walked out on the stage and just stood there saying nothing. People asked questions that were met with silent mugging and frowning by this guy. Don’t remember how long it went on until he walked off. People were pissed. An artsy guy I knew said he and some friends took this dude out to “drag State Street”, that is, drive up and down the major street on a Friday night. Big fun in SLC back then for high-schoolers

    Warhol played the deplorables for suckers. He flew this dude out to mess with the yokels. Performance art, right? I’m sure they had a big laugh when his pal got back to The Factory.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Single malt

    Thomas Pynchon, last official photo taken in 1955, sent comedian Irwin Corey to accept his National Book Award in 1974.


    There was a big gala held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York, and everyone present also knew that Thomas Pynchon, being extremely reluctant to appear in public, was unlikely to show up. And yet, one just never knew, did one? ... Instead of making an appearance, Pynchon (actually Pynchon’s publisher Thomas Guinzburg /.../) sent in his place comedian Professor Irwin Corey, whose schtick consists mainly of butchering hifalutin language, including bad puns, malapropisms…. basically the ultimate absent-minded professor. Oh—and just for fun, the proceedings were also interrupted by a streaker. It was the 1970s! Stuff like that happened.

     

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/thomas_pynchon_pranks_the_1974_national_book_awards_ceremony

    (No bombing though.)
  132. @BenjaminL
    @Catdog

    Bingo. If art is just social convention all the way down, then why not go with the Trend Du Jour?

    If there are any art collectors who want to support black artists while simultaneously upholding traditional values, they could look into Henry Ossawa Tanner:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/The_Thankful_Poor%2C_1894._Henry_Ossawa_Tanner.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner_-_The_Annunciation.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner%2C_The_Disciples_See_Christ_Walking_on_the_Water%2C_c._1907.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Dissident

    Nice paintings.

    ~ ~ ~
    The Japanese woodcuts reminded me of this:

    Will Barnet (American, 1911-2012) Summer, 1986

  133. @ThreeCranes
    @Billy Corr

    Irrespective of who did what, wasn't the point of Warhol's stuff was that he could slap a symbol of the most quotidian object in American Life, a Campbell's soup can for instance, on a canvas and the sophisticates of the Art World would proclaim it as avant garde?

    I mean, this guy was rubbing their faces in it and they couldn't get enough of it. Paid him to do it, in fact. They thought that the butt of the joke was the philistine deplorables in flyover country, but most artists are much more cunning and self aware than that. The joke was on the nouveau riche who were stupid enough to buy art that mocked their stupidity.

    Replies: @Single malt, @Gamecock

    May I recommend Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence.

    He ably describes the decay of Western art.

  134. @Pericles
    @syonredux

    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in the seat behind Botticelli's Venus on a flight from Milan. Well, she had her clothes on and wore glasses but otherwise looked remarkably alike.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @MinervasStudent

    I can one up you on that. Back in the early 70’s there was a girl in my high school who was the incarnation of Botticelli’s Venus-without glasses. One day after school at McDonald’s she took my order (back when McDonald’s was the place to go for snacks, not meals), talk about taking your breath away-Helen of Troy! The face that launched a thousand ships!!

    Eat your heart out crap artists!

  135. ‘Eatin’ a Reuben sandwich with sauerkraut
    Don’t stop now, baby, let it all hang out’ — Hombres, 1967

    • Thanks: Gary in Gramercy
  136. @Single malt
    @ThreeCranes

    Warhol and company played a hilarious trick on the deplorables at the U of Utah around 1969 (don’t remember exactly when). The university paid him (including airfare, of course) for giving a presentation in a Q and A format at the student union. Drew a big crowd. This Warhol guy—mop of blond hair, shades, black leather jacket—walked out on the stage and just stood there saying nothing. People asked questions that were met with silent mugging and frowning by this guy. Don’t remember how long it went on until he walked off. People were pissed. An artsy guy I knew said he and some friends took this dude out to “drag State Street”, that is, drive up and down the major street on a Friday night. Big fun in SLC back then for high-schoolers

    Warhol played the deplorables for suckers. He flew this dude out to mess with the yokels. Performance art, right? I’m sure they had a big laugh when his pal got back to The Factory.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Thomas Pynchon, last official photo taken in 1955, sent comedian Irwin Corey to accept his National Book Award in 1974.

    There was a big gala held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York, and everyone present also knew that Thomas Pynchon, being extremely reluctant to appear in public, was unlikely to show up. And yet, one just never knew, did one? … Instead of making an appearance, Pynchon (actually Pynchon’s publisher Thomas Guinzburg /…/) sent in his place comedian Professor Irwin Corey, whose schtick consists mainly of butchering hifalutin language, including bad puns, malapropisms…. basically the ultimate absent-minded professor. Oh—and just for fun, the proceedings were also interrupted by a streaker. It was the 1970s! Stuff like that happened.

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/thomas_pynchon_pranks_the_1974_national_book_awards_ceremony

    (No bombing though.)

  137. @Billy Corr
    @Anon

    What Anon (252) had to say was interesting.

    The issue of making a fuss about any artist's ethnicity and/or age can be debated endlessly:

    Those interested can seek out what the late Robert Hughes had to say, quite furiously, about the ludicrously over-hyped Haitian-Dominican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    There actually are excellent artists of color but in the art world, whether we like the fact or not, showmen and show-women (the quite fearless Tracy Emin, for example) are often those fussed over and richly rewarded.

    Is a great deal of *modern art* a gigantic confidence trick? The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it.

    Much of Warhol's stuff was actually done by industrious employees, just as Giotto did NOT paint every sheep or cloud in one of his paintings.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @additionalMike

    “The late charlatan-artist Manzoni canned his own excrement [Merde DÁrtiste] and publicly-funded galleries all over the world clamored to buy it.”

    Canned Manzoni sono buoni.

  138. @vinteuil
    @Ben Kurtz

    Wow - I had no idea that Goya was capable of anything this good.

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

    That’s not even one of his best works.
    For those the Prado is the only place to go.
    I did that in 1969 and my view of him (and Murillo too) was transformed.

  139. How nice, a contemporary exhibition of Degenerate Art. They cannot even produce nihilistic shit without copying White DaDa shit of the 1920´s. Not even degenerate multi-sexual Hannah Höch could have been more nihilistic and destructive.

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