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February 18th, 2013

Honestly at this point I am not sure which leg hurts more.

Honestly at this point I am not sure which leg hurts more.

February 18th, 2013

If you reblogged the Kara Walker/Charles Krafft post, please note that the original story is by Jen Graves not Jen Nedeau, and edit your reblog, much appreciated.

(as noted here)

February 18th, 2013

"But I don’t think this is the first time this has happened, that a successful white male…"

“But I don’t think this is the first time this has happened, that a successful white male artist is proven to have racist sexist ideas! It never fails to surprise me how willing some folks are to render such racism invisible.”

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—Kara Walker, commenting on Jen Graves’ piece exposing artist Charles Krafft as a white supremacist and Holocaust denier. His work, which often uses NAZI imagery, has always been assumed to be “ironic” until now.

(Walker responded in the comments after being named in the piece—her remarks are collected here; it’s confirmed the comments were made by Walker here.)

He makes ceramics out of human cremains, perfume bottles with swastika stoppers, wedding cakes frosted with Third Reich insignias. Up-and-coming artists continue to admire him. Leading curators include him in group shows from Bumbershoot to City Arts Fest. His work is in the permanent collections of Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Museum of Northwest Art, and it’s been written about in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, Juxtapoz.


Horrors upon horrors.

ETA Piece is by Jen GRAVES, not Nedeau, apologies