Thursday, January 17, 2019

Great Art, Sick Fuck (Legacies Lost in Translation) by Jessica Holter

Perhaps, in the wake of public scandals regarding famous Black Men, we should consider that history
is being written here. There are lots of famous White men, who have done dastardly deeds, yet their
art still sells for millions. Yet, some of the greatest achievements in American entertainment history
have been made by men who will be remembered as rapists, pedafiles and drug addicts.
Take for example  Walter Richard sickert, whose art piece Nude before a Mirror, Fitzroy Street
has an estimated value of $80,000 or so. I know. Who is that? Jack the Ripper, that is who he was.
His art is still on the market.

Pablo Picasso is another valued member of a club of men who have twisted love/hate relationships
with women. But when they go to value his art, do they say, oh, but he cheated on his wife with a
17 year old girl, so I don’t want his art? Nope, they buy pieces like “The Mackerel”  - slang for pimp
in French, and think little of meaning or emotional origin of the art. He had a lot of women, and
more than one babymama. Most of the women were very young and impressionable. One of his
wives, remained his wife in law only as he went on to take up with other women without divorcing
her, because he didn’t want to split his assets with her in accordance with the law. Yeah, he was
a handful. Using all of his women as models for his art, while laying the pipe to them. Picasso,
like a true, “mack” spun a web so tight around one of his women, when their relationship was
over, she went into a nun-like seclusion stating ”After Picasso, Only God.”
Most people remember Elvis Presley as the king of Rock & Roll, but his Grammy awards
are for gospel renditions of “How Great Thou Art” and “He Touched Me.” History seldom reminds
you that his bride was 14 years old. Or that he died, an alcoholic,  barbiturate addict, who fell off
a toilet into a pool of his own vomit.
Perhaps instead of muting R Kelly, the “owner” of the music can donate proceeds from the sale
of R Kelly’s songs to a worthy organization working to stop child trafficking.
Perhaps you think I am just a conspiracy theorist, but today, Jesus has blonde hair and blue eyes,
when we know he's from the Middle East. Perception is reality and the WORD IS GOD.
I’m just pulling your coattail to another perspective on, not just the R Kelly scandal, but all of the
scandals that have defamed, and reduced the VALUE of the work of famous Black Men.  This is
history being made and recorded right now; Legacies lost in translation.

Jessica Holter
Ghetto Girl Blue

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