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As a whole, the "Direct Drive" exhibition showcasing Walker's work is enormous, comprising nearly 50 pieces and filling the entire museum.
But visitors, including a cadre of black artists who attended the September 17 talk, were shocked by two of them: a series of historic photograph from a 1963 protest slathered in chocolate, as well as a floor-to-ceiling print of a King Magazine cover upon which Walker had splattered toothpaste, in jizz-like gobs, across rapper Trina's body. "I went to this talk to specifically ask Walker why he chose these images to use and what this art means.
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In its statement, posted September 21, the Paula Cooper Gallery argues that art requires neither explanation nor defense.
Then it suggests that a boycott would amount to censorship.
He called for a boycott until the museum took down the pieces.
On Monday, CAM announced that it would be modifying the exhibit.
His use of sexualized pictures of black women and historic images of civil rights struggle, coupled with his conduct at an artist's talk at the museum on September 17, resulted in public calls for a boycott and internal demands for a curator's resignation.Damon Davis, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work earned him a spot among RFT's "75 Reasons to Love St. When confronted with an actual black person, Walker became flustered and angry and had no actual answer for why he was using these images," Davis wrote in a widely shared Facebook post.