Art & Design

Russian Fashion Editor Uses Black Woman As Chair Because of Art

Art & Design

Russian Fashion Editor Uses Black Woman As Chair Because of Art

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Yesterday Buro 24/7 published a photo of a Russian art world fixture and Garage editor Dasha Zhukova enjoying a piece of modern art, as you do. In this case the work in question was a human woman contorted into a chair, upon which Zhukova was seated. You’ll never guess what color the chair-woman’s skin was! Nope, not purple, purple is a gross color for a chair. Guess again.

New York mag has more details:

To her credit, [Miroslava] Duma quickly issued an apology on Instagram and cropped the image to remove the offending piece of furniture/sculpture. She wrote: “The chair in the photo should only be seen as a piece of art which was created by British Pop-artist Allen Jones, and not as any form of racial discrimination.” But alas, the Internet did not agree on the neutrality of the message projected by a rich, cloistered socialite sitting on top of a bound black woman.