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    Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:23pm

Black Artist Wears White Women as Accessories

No, really. He's taking photos of naked white women draped around his neck as scarves.

By: Akoto Ofori-Atta
Posted: Nov. 21 2013 6:13 PM



http://instagram.com/trophyscarves#

Performance artist Nate Hill's latest project, "Trophy Scarves," is making the rounds on Instagram and Twitter. In the photo series, Hill travels to the homes of white women and asks them to strip and lifelessly drape themselves around his neck.

What was the impetus for this project? "Well, there are people who see certain races as status symbols, and someone had to comment on that," Hill told Vice magazine.


Hill tells the mag that he is satirically critiquing interracial dating and the idea that black men couple with white women to achieve a particular social status. (It should be said here that we know that the vast majority of black men are married to black women. Further, most successful black men are also married to black women. Psychologist Ivory Toldson breaks it all down here and here.)

Hill also told Vice that's he's blocked his wife on Twitter and he'll probably do the same on Instagram, because, well, she doesn't always get his art.


Ok, so your thoughts on Hill's "Trophy Scarves"?



http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2013/11/nate_hill_trophy_scarves_photo_project_treats_naked_white_woman_like_scarves.html
http://trophyscarves.com/chf5818122st5c7k2iahx97i4n1z09




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:29pm

1. What does his wife look like? 

2.  Do you really think blocking her from twitter and instagram..she won't see this "art"?   Being that it sound like you are randomly going to white women homes and they all willy nilly get naked and let you take photos.   I get the message but why the women have to be naked?  They couldn't have on clothes or blinged out/formal attire.
 
3.  Dude are you trying to catch a case?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:29pm
Oh the Negroidery... we outchea' losing yall!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:30pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:30pm
Uhhhhmmmm.... I understand the message? Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:33pm
Originally posted by OrriannaRose OrriannaRose wrote:

Uhhhhmmmm.... I understand the message? Confused
This.

The execution though bruh…
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:38pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:38pm
NSFW (at the bottom of this post)
An entire interview with the "artist"
 
This is what had Confused Confused in reference to his wife...
 
How does your wife respond to your art?
That’s another thing I’ve had to just let go of: Worrying that she’s not into it, or happy with it. I just have to remember that it’s not her art.  It’s not her life. She has her own stuff going on, her own job, her own hobbies… But how does she feel about it? She tolerates it. [Laughs]

Do you talk about it to her?
Sometimes. But I don’t have any expectations. We used to battle about it, like why she liked them, why didn’t she like them, that she should like them, and so on... I blocked her on Twitter, so she can’t see what I’m doing. She just followed me on Instagram, so I’m probably going to block her on there too.

How do you feel about academic analysis of your work? Like when art critics say something like, “this means that” about you? Is that stuff that you, as an artist, think about?   That’s a good question I see what you’re saying. I’ll think, Yeah, OK, that sounds good. But no, I don’t think about that, academically or theoretically, really.

What’s the future of "Trophy Scarves"?
I’m just going to do this as hard as I can for a couple of months, until the next year, and see what happens. I don’t know how many is enough. I think maybe like 100 trophy scarves. And then after 100, maybe go to 200. It’s like my friend said: "There’s never going to be enough trophy scarves. There’s always going to be one more trophy scarf."

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:40pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2013 at 6:43pm
So y'all ain't read?

Says its satire.
Imma read it again apparently I'm missing it

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