Dana Schultz disturbing interpretation of Emmitt Till in an open casket is offensive

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dana-schutz-painting-emmett-till-whitney-biennial-protest-897929
If you have read any black history you have heard the story of Emmitt Till. Till was a 14 year old boy who took a trip down south in the 1950’s. He was from Chicago and he made the mistake of whistling at a white woman. Later that day he was dragged from a relative’s home and he was brutally murdered. His body was so bruised and battered his mother Mary Mobley made the decision to have an open casket so the world could see the vicious brutality. Now 50 years later Dana Schulz a foreigner makes the decision to do an abstract of the mangled corpse. Is there nothing sacred? This is offensive. Share your thoughts.

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  • Docile Jim Brady  On March 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    In August 1955 , I was one month short of age 18.

    What if I had whistled at a Negro/Black* woman while visiting in the South ?
    * I do not use the term African-American for those born in America.

    Black artists have had over sixty YEARS to write , paint , etc. , about the tragic murder of young Mr. Till and it’s inexcusable aftermath.

    I respectfully submit that the request to remove and destroy the paining be denied.

    Whites can and should be as outraged as Blacks over such tragic injustices ; and protests for Whites writing/painting on the subject , though perhaps welli intended , are misplaced.

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