Artistic Expression or Racism?

New York art world bitterly divided over ‘cultural appropriation’ of 1955 photograph of murdered 14-year-old Emmett TillIt is one of the most powerful images to emerge from the racism that infected the southern states of America in the 1950s – the photograph of a badly beaten 14-year-old boy, lynched after being falsely accused of flirting…

Open Casket” by Dana Schutz on display at the Whitney Museum in New York.

via The painting that has reopened wounds of American racism — The Guardian

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