Walt Whitman visits the Guggenheim

Walt Whitman visits the Guggenheim

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Walt Whitman visits the Guggenheim



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Title: Walt Whitman visits the Guggenheim
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 34143 points)
Posted: 7/3/2019 04:19
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After “I Sing the Body Electric,” by Walt Whitman, specically sections 7 and 8 ("A man’s body at auction / A woman's body at auction"), here shown studying “Ajitto” by Robert Mapplethorpe at the Guggenheim.

Both works, by white artists, charged white audiences with commodifying black bodies.  Both artists are long since dead, and many of their works became “bodies at auction.”

The peice cut off on the left is one of Mapplethorpe's self portraits.  The peice cut off to the right is one of his photos of Ada, a black female model shot in a classical style not unlike Ajitto.

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Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/12/2020 13:32

meta


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karakenio (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/20/2020 12:50

kudos


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CountZero (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/10/2019 03:08

first reaction: "ho wow!"

next:"HO! WOW!"

and then my eyes shut off and my brain became liquid.

thanks for sharing.


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/3/2019 20:22

This is academic af and I’m here for it


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