Calling it “disgusting,” the father of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is criticizing a provocative art exhibit depicting his son’s death, hosted by a Chicago gallery and produced by a white female artist.
The boy’s father told a St. Louis TV station that he was disturbed by the life-sized depiction of his son’s death and said it just stirs painful memories.
“I really, really would like for them to take that away,” Brown Senior said. “I think it’s disturbing, disgusting … that picture is still in my head.”
The art display features a full-sized figure of the teen lying face down on the ground after being shot by a Ferguson police officer.
Artist Ti-Rock Moore, a white woman from New Orleans, claims that the scene explains “white privilege” and what that purported social ill is doing to the black community.
Mr. Brown said that he wished that the artist and Gallery Guichard, the gallery at which the piece is displayed, had contacted Brown’s family before going ahead with the project.
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