Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Off and On...

A painting by African-American artist Kara Walker has gone back on display at Newark Library.
The artwork had been covered almost immediately after it was first shown because library workers found it offensive.
Read it here.
 This is not the first time black viewers have expressed disapproval of Walker's imagery. In 1997, artist Betye Saar led a campaign against Walker's work, sending letters to people in the art world, asking, "Are African-Americans being betrayed under the guise of art?"
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