Gay Artist Reacts to ‘Black Woman Chair’ Controversy
A gay artist from Russia has responded to the controversy surrounding Garage magazine’s photo of a white, female editor-in-chief sitting on a “black woman” chair.
Editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, Dasha Zhukova, sparked outrage on social media when the photo was posted on Jan. 20, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many accused Zhokova of being racially insensitive.
NY-based Russian artist and gay activist Alexander Kargaltsev responded to the controversy with his own image of a “chair” featuring a white man on his back with his legs in the air.