Worth a Thousand Words

Yesterday I posted an article about the sick racist bastard who did the ‘portraits’ of Barry and his Wookie. From Michelle dressed in a Motel 6 shower curtain to Barry’s oversized hands and squatting against a background of marijuana plants, the memes were flying yesterday. First, a little background on the guy who laughingly calls himself an artist, Kehinde Wiley. I’d bet he has black velvet paintings of panthers and Elvis in his Section 8 apartment.

Artist Who Painted Obama’s Official Portrait Known For Painting Blacks Beheading Whites
The artist who painted former President Obama’s portrait for the Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has an interesting past. While reviewing previous works by artist Kehinde Wiley, it was discovered that he has a great fondness for painting black women beheading white women. Both beheading pieces are titled “Judith beheading Holofernes”, referencing a story in the Book of Judith, which involves a beautiful woman who seduces an invading general before he is able to destroy their land, gets him drunk, and then decapitates him.
Typical artists from the Rennaissance era have placed Judith in the role of a scriptural savior, “a type of the praying Virgin or the church or as a figure who tramples Satan and harrows Hell.” Given the historical context and how Wiley recreated it in his works, is hard to interpret his use of this theme as anything other than a blatant statement of racism; black women are the powerful angels of the earth, conquering the white devils.


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3 responses to “Worth a Thousand Words

  1. I had a half-dozen ideas for variations on the portraits. Before 48 hours had passed, every one of them had been done by somebody. But it’s how the World Wide Mind works.

    At least two folks did variations on substituting a toilet for the chair.

    Two I’ve seen turning the background into cannabis.

    Couple of variations on the vines taking over / Obama fades into background.

    At least two placing him in the ivy at Wrigley Field.

    And two I saw that echoed that great Empty Chair meme. (One must be cautious when crossing the memes!)

    The meme-weavers are just so darn fast & plentiful nowadays!

    And one of Michelle that… actually, funny as it was, best not to talk about it. 😉

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  2. chrissythehyphenated

    Kehinde Wiley is a terrible artist who only rose to prominence because he is a racist gay black man. And if that weren’t enough, he doesn’t even paint his own work, but farms it out to a studio in Beijing, China, where Asian women do the actual work for pennies.