I’m putting “art” in quotation marks as none of this is art. (Your tastes may vary.) But it is the inevitable next step in cultural racial virtue signaling.
Lots of museum leaders talk about wanting to diversify their collections. Christopher Bedford, the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, is actually doing it—though not everyone may agree with his tactics.
Next month, the museum is due to sell off seven works from its collection by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and other 20th-century titans. The proceeds from the sale of these works by white men—a sum that could exceed $12 million—will be used to create a “war chest” to fund future acquisitions of cutting-edge contemporary art, specifically by women and artists of color.
That really adds up to selling “works” of random shapes and colors that have no aesthetic value for other works with random shapes and colors created by black people.
The only thing this properly highlights (aside from the absurdity of modern post-aesthetic art) is the pointless racialization of everything. I doubt anyone could look at the two examples being put forward by the Baltimore Museum of Art and decide which was the work of a white man and which was the work of a black man.
Truly modern art embodies Martin Luther King’s vision. It’s so full of random colors that it’s color blind.
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