Why can’t we just enjoy a fuckin classic Afro-American painting?? Why we gotta replace it?
I don’t see others saying we need this generation’s Mona Lisa, The Starry Night or The Great Wave off Kanagawa. SO WHY ARE WE DOING THIS TO OUR OWN ART?????
Why do yall REFUSE to preserve and celebrate your own shit?? Do yall realize some of yall treat your own culture the same way ppl who aren’t of our ethnicity treat our shit?
Just throw old shit to the side when something new comes along.
The Sugar Shack may not be praised among other ethnicity but it’s a beautiful piece of art that has been praised and adored in Afro-American communities for over 4 decades.
We even paid tribute to it by having a dance interpretation of the painting but since it’s too old for yall it’s time to throw it to the side???????
To add to it, this painting yall tryna make the new Sugar Shake has like 30 different variations all by different artist and can yall even profit off them folks?
Can’t they hit yall with a lawsuit for using their faces to make profit without their permission?? Did yall even give credit to the photographer??
All in all, I feel like this is disrespectful to Ernie Barnes work and to our own art. Yall ain’t doing shit but showing the world that our stuff is disposable and replaceable.
Idk about yall but the Sugar Shack will surely be hanging in my future home.
Right along with The Banjo Lesson, several painting from Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series, Flow, Unity and many more classic and modern original Afro-American art.