The painting of Trump ominously descending an escalator on the day he announced his presidential campaign was sold by Phillips in London today.
A Book on Art Protests Falters in the First Act But Deepens the Conversation
Whitewalling is an important book that provides historical context for our current and recent controversies around protest; however, it would have been a stronger effort if the author had adopted a more consistent analytical and rhetorical approach.
A Portrait of Artist Dana Schutz’s Son Reframes Issues of Consent and Appropriation
Hamishi Farah’s portrait painting apparently based on a photo of Schutz’s son was intended as a response to her controversial painting of Emmett Till, “Open Casket.”
Nearly 80 National Academy Members Sign Letter in Support of Dana Schutz and ICA Boston
The signatories, a mix of members and members-elect, include Kara Walker, Dread Scott, Ed Ruscha, Jack Whitten, Judith Bernstein, and Peter Saul.
Protesters Call on ICA Boston to Cancel Dana Schutz Show
A group of local artists, activists, and community members is demanding that the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston “pull the show.”
The Multifarious Feminism of the Whitney Biennial
Through its feminist contributions, the exhibition offers a window onto some of our most pressing cultural concerns, as well as our shortcomings.
The Possibilities and Failures of the Racial Imagination
Three writers consider the controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till and the Whitney Museum’s public response to it.
Controversial Dana Schutz Painting Removed from Whitney Biennial Due to Water Leak [UPDATED]
Due to a “mechanical issue,” Schutz’s controversial painting and works by Maya Stovall and Julien Nguyen have been temporarily deinstalled.
The Whitney Biennial Reminds Us America Is Not Post-Race
A slow reading of Ajay Kurian’s work is influenced by a desire to view, parse, and converse with more work by artists of color, and is one of many strategies needed to challenge a dominant, incomplete idea of “American” art.
Censorship, Not the Painting, Must Go: On Dana Schutz’s Image of Emmett Till
Presuming that calls for censorship and destruction constitute a legitimate response to perceived injustice leads us down a very dark path.
Whoopi Weighs in on Emmett Till Painting as Schutz Storm Reaches Daytime TV
The debate over “Open Casket,” Dana Schutz’s painting in the Whitney Biennial, was a topic of heated discussion last week during an episode of The View.
“What Does It Mean to Be Black and Look at This?” A Scholar Reflects on the Dana Schutz Controversy
Christina Sharpe says the issue at the heart of the dispute over the Emmett Till painting is not representation so much as intimacy and our relationship to violence.