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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Racist Con-Man: Obama’s Portrait Artist, Who Hires Cheap Chinese Labor To Paint “His” Work, Says “Kill Whitey” Is A Major Theme

So why is Wiley famous now? How did a former president of the United States end up tapping this sly con artist to paint his portrait, an incredible honor for any artist? What does it say about the state of the arts and modern American culture that we’re willing to pay a hustler hundreds of thousands of dollars to have underpaid Chinese women paint large anti-white paintings?
From Lucian Wintrich:
Since Obama’s portrait was unveiled, I’ve received a flurry of text messages from outraged artist friends I made while living in New York. No, they weren’t outraged because they saw Kehinde Wiley’s other painting that feature black women murdering white women. They were outraged because Kehinde Wiley is a terrible artist who only rose to prominence, something they have been attempting to do their entire lives, in the art world because he is a racist gay black man. 
And if that werent enough: he doesn’t even paint his own work. 
Back in April 2012, Wiley New York magazine wrote a glowing piece covering Wiley and his “global reach.” When Wiley was asked about one of the anti-white paintings in his studio, his response is not only shocking but shows a complete lack of any sort of intellectual depth: 
A tall, elegant black woman in a long blue dress—the canvas is enormous, eight feet by ten feet—calmly staring down the viewer. In one hand, she holds a knife. In the other, a cleanly severed brunette female head. “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing,” Wiley says. […] 
That unabashed bombast has made Wiley a walking superlative: the most successful black artist since Basquiat, possibly the wealthiest painter of his generation, certainly the one who made his name earliest (he was 26 for his first major solo show), a gay man who has become the great painter of machismo for the swag era, a bootstrapper from South Central who talks like a Yale professor (much of the time), a genius self-­promoter who’s managed to have it both ways in an art world that loves having its critical cake and eating the spectacle of it, too, and a crossover phenomenon who is at once the hip-hop world’s favorite fine artist (Spike Lee and LL Cool J own pieces) and the gallery world’s most popular hip-hop ambassador. Not to mention an all-around positive guy. 
Which gets back to a major problem here, and the frustration of one of my painter friends in New York, a Japanese-born artist who immigrated to the United States a decade ago. My friend is highly skilled (I would include some of his work but he wishes to remain anonymous) and, similar to Wiley, draws stylistic inspiration from classical artists such as Caravaggio and Gentileschi. 
Irately he texted me in his typical broken-English: 
"His works are Billboard painting quality. If he was white, he has no enough skill to be famous artist. This went on to him expressing frustration at the art world, especially in New York where tastes are created and artists are seen to emerge more so than anywhere else in the US, that there is not so much a demand for quality in the art world anymore. There is more of a demand for affirmative action. 
He described an artist friend of his whose assistants (a disgustingly common practice these days among “artists” who’ve made it) are primarily composed of white girls, but when any sort of New York art media or coverage enters his studio for a profile, his assistants quickly change race and gender: 
“My friend was working in his studio. There were many white girls in his studio. But when shooting for magazine or film came to his studio, he hides white assistants and showed only Latino boy assistants. He knows how to show himself on media.” 
And Wiley certainly can check quite a few boxes off that checklist: a black, gay man, who pushes the anti-white rhetoric that the left revels in these days. 
But there is another problem, a big one: 
Wiley doesn’t actually paint his work.
Go read the whole thing.
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Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

O.K. Let me engage a bit of catharsis here. I have NOT written for multiple international news organizations. A journalism sweat shop in Shanghai has written all of my commentary...

But I am a genius who talks like I went to Yale and I have swagger and I am... wait! I am not wealthy! Life just isn't fair.

Snarky Tammy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:52:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ObamaPortrait artist Kehinde Wiley is a racist spirit cooker #Pizzagate #Pedogate @JennyHatch
Video includes many memes mocking these 'portraits'...enjoy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:37:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Thank you for the tip, Anonymous.

I see the photo of Wiley with Jay-Z.

But I do not see any evidence that it is at Abramovic's event.

It would not be surprising.

If you can show me how to attach the photo of Wiley and Jay-Z to Abramovic's Spirit Cooking it would be appreciated.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:53:00 pm  

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