On President Obama: “More importantly, though, he realized that our children were watching. A concept unfathomable to the current occupant of the Oval Office.”
“Jackson had a big heart for white farmers,” said Hemmer, “Less so for the American Indians he slaughtered and the African-Americans he enslaved. Given Trump’s own focus on white Americans over nonwhite Americans, it’s not surprising that he would fail to see the limits of Jackson’s big-heartedness.”
Tavi, things I did not know. If only Fearless Girl was a guerilla act I’d be all for it, but to learn they put it up without the Raging Bull artist’s go-ahead? That’s a no-go in the art work. Disrespectful. Appropriation.
“In effect, Fearless Girl has appropriated the strength and power of Charging Bull. Of course Di Modica is outraged by that. A global investment firm has used a global advertising firm to create a faux work of guerrilla art to subvert and change the meaning of his actual work of guerrilla art. That would piss off any artist.” bit.ly/2pHToZf
“And yet, there she is, the Fearless Girl. I love the little statue of the girl in the Peter Pan pose. And I resent that she’s a marketing tool. I love that she actually IS inspiring to young women and girls. And I resent that she’s a fraud. I love that she exists. And I resent the reasons she was created.”