After 13 years hiding in a sketchpad from 2001,
the enlargements are finally released.
Only 15 copies available in the first printing,
but more to come soon.
By no means is that a personal attack on an artist for successfully gaming the system, but it appears that Musson is creating racially charged products for the arts establishment with the sole intent of enlarging his audience and bank account, by, in the words of Ms. Risario, New York quaintrelle, “cooning it up for white folks.” Musson is aware of his acceptance into the establishment and consistently flirts with idea of pushing his audience to see how racist they can be. The success of Musson’s work may be addressing a larger issue with the establishment that celebrates it. Being cultured is a privilege, and does not give you the right to ridicule those who aren’t as lucky as you to have obtained a formal education. I’ve never been impressed Musson, nor am I drawn to cheap social clichés commenting on how funny it is to be black and ironic, but I suppose the real is question being asked is "isn't it ironic that I’m black?" There's nothing ironic about hustling your identity in the guise of art. I've just grown to expect it just as I would expect Duchamp to leave an upperdecker in my toilet and sign the bowl R. Mutt.