From the Independent Journal Review:
A piece of art depicting police officers as pigs with guns terrorizing a black neighborhood is currently displayed proudly inside our nation’s Capitol.
The untitled artwork, which supposedly symbolizes the unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, was selected as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. It currently hangs in a tunnel between the U.S. Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building…
The painting was selected on behalf of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO)…
Clay also reportedly called the piece of art the “most creative expression that I’ve witnessed over the last 16 years” during remarks on the House floor.
Clay is a black Democrat. Imagine that.
The “most creative expression” that he’s witnessed in the past 16 years? Methinx Clay needs to get out of the house more, and maybe hit some prominent museums. (But then again, the Masterworks are usually the product of Stale Pale Males…)
Here’s the painting:
The black guy in full Crucifixion pose is quite subtle.
The most incontrovertibly accurate depiction in the painting is the ‘Beauty Shop’ sign, the classic, female, ghetto display of conspicuous consumption and non-deferred gratification.
Have you ever noticed how many beauty shops and nail salons are in the ghetto? You can throw a Malt Liquor can in any direction and hit one.
Someone needs to do a sociological study on that.