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acp_k2win 26 points ago +26 / -0

Just one more brick in the wall. The goal of public "art" since the 60s was to create monuments to the hideous and nonsensical. Then to admonish anyone who points out the obvious, since they are showing themselves to be disloyal to the revolution.

Steampunk_Moustache 20 points ago +20 / -0

I honestly can't get over how much it looks like a funny old 1940's Disney/Looney Tunes caricature of a black person. You know? The type of depiction we have been told is a big no-no for the past 30 years?

If I want to look at a giant statue of a black man, I choose the fantastic, beautiful African Renaissance Monument in Sengal

Mother. Father. Child.

Realism. Strength. Ascendancy.

Art created with the goal of inspirating and motivating. Art created to give people something to aspire to, art created to uplift.

Not this postmodern drek.

Skywise 9 points ago +9 / -0

It's only raciss when "the man" says it is. (and "the man" is usually white)

Steampunk_Moustache 11 points ago +11 / -0

Actually, he's usually Jewish. I'm talkig like, 80-90% of the time.

Grumman 1 point ago +1 / -0

If I want to look at a giant statue of a black man, I choose the fantastic, beautiful African Renaissance Monument in Sengal

I like that one too.

GeneralBoobs 15 points ago +15 / -0

My god, it's a giant Tar Baby.

Hyponoeo 1 point ago +1 / -0


exilde 13 points ago +13 / -0

Looks like disproportionate African crap.

Does leaving out the traditional Big Dick subvert African art?

M1919A2 3 points ago +3 / -0

It looks like a giant starving African child...

Lurker404 12 points ago +12 / -0

A grotesque baby with a rattle. At least they've captured the BLM spirit.

xleb2 [S] 11 points ago +11 / -0

Because the Michelangelo 'trope' is classical drek now that we have real art.

Hyponoeo 2 points ago +2 / -0

And since when did we have to "challenge" Michelangelo? What does that even mean? Ok have your ugly art in NY it can exist with good stuff Michelangelo made.

lapalapa 10 points ago +10 / -0

No audio on the video of the unveiling. I bet nobody cheered.

realerfunction 10 points ago +10 / -0

the purpose of art is to inspire with beauty.

if it isn't beautiful, it isn't art.

xleb2 [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I don't think you read the article bub. This art has a qr code,

In the coming weeks, reports Artnet News, visitors will be able to activate a QR code near the sculpture and literally ask the “oracle” figure a question. They may then receive an answer from one of several unnamed celebrities, who will take turns answering queries with “mysterious, poetic vagaries"

Knife-TotingRat 13 points ago +13 / -0

So it's not about "art" at all, it's about something else entirely.

That just makes that sculpture just that much more hideous and grotesque. The hideousness and grotesqueness of it are truly deeper than the skin of it.

Oracle, eh? Yeah.

reidj 6 points ago +6 / -0

You can read the artist's own word here. Spoilers: Basically, it's there to make the statement that art is racist.

Knife-TotingRat 8 points ago +8 / -0

Watch it become an idol. And I mean in the strictest, most fundamentalist sense of that word.

A big, ugly, humanoid Magic 8 Ball that spews prophecy and feel-good words from the Modern Priesthood? Yeah. Oracle. The sheeple will line up for it. Watch for the whackadoodle "religious revelation" stuff if the thing actually attracts the crowd it's meant to.

ailurus 9 points ago +9 / -0

That just makes it even worse. So not only do you get crappy art, but you get celebrities virtue-signaling to you too. Wonderful.

ArtemisFoul 4 points ago +4 / -0

I can't wait for the code to appear on 4chan lmao

realerfunction 3 points ago +3 / -0

this changes EVERYTHING

Grumman 9 points ago +9 / -0

Compare the beauty of Manship's Prometheus and the deliberate ugliness of Biggers' Oracle - or worse, BAM.

Hyponoeo 2 points ago +2 / -0

BAM.... I have next to zero experience [I think I had to whittle a santa clause statue in jr high once] and I could make something better and or with more meaning than that...

Grumman 1 point ago +1 / -0

The only skill required to create BAM is that of the iconoclast. If you're able to deface a statue by shooting it until it's unrecognisable (and are one of the privileged few who would get any attention at all for such a stunt), you could be a famous artist like Biggers.

CptLightning 8 points ago +9 / -1

They made an actual, literal Shrine of Gibsmedat.


norwegianwikin 6 points ago +6 / -0

Did NY tax payers pay for this?

Hyponoeo 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't know but I bet they did...

yamez 6 points ago +6 / -0

typical modern artist, so high on the fumes of his own flatulence he fails to notice how shallow and meaningless his work is, how completely devoid of context or tradition.

TheImpossible1 5 points ago +5 / -0

This sounds like a dumb ad campaign trial.

MegoThor 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is the artist Sanford Biggers or Clayton Bigsby?

Skywise 4 points ago +4 / -0

"challenges" my ass.

See?! SEE?! Your 6 year old can do just as good at art as you can! Everybody is EQUAL when being ArTiStS.


Soup_Navy_Admiral 3 points ago +3 / -0

But a golliwog doll is racist.