Whitney Bienniel

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Why Non-White Artists Want Emmett Till Painting Destroyed

'Open Casket' is being called a 'mockery' and an 'injustice'

(Newser) - A painting featured in the Whitney Biennial, which opened last Friday in New York, is proving so controversial that not only is it sparking protests but fellow artists are outright calling for its destruction, the Guardian reports. The painting, Open Casket by Dana Schutz, is a depiction of Emmett Till'... More »

Whitney Biennial: Recession Art

Survey of American art world strikes a modest note

(Newser) - This weekend sees the opening in New York of the Whitney Biennial, the always controversial survey of contemporary American art. The theme this time around is lowered expectations, writes Holland Cutter for the New York Times, and the result is a modest, low-key, sparsely populated affair. "A biennial for... More »

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