Artist plans to cover executed prisoner’s corpse in gold paint for show
Work is intended as a commentary on the death penalty in America, but legal questions remain
So reads the headlines to a recent Art Newspaper online story.
I had to comment and did so and they published my comments:
MICHAEL OHAJURU, LONDON
I totally fail to see how this can be seen as ‘an investigation in humanity.’ Glorifying in gold then presenting a murderer as a president is prurient, just like the postcards of lynching in America it desensitises our humanity. For this work to go ahead would make us all accomplishes in this convicted murderer’s heinous act.