When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.


The Poet And The POTUS Share A Post-Coital Embrace Amidst A Post-Apocalyptic Hellscape, Your Cousin, 2014

Most art historians consider this the most exemplary piece in Your Cousin’s red period. Nonetheless, many feel that her other pieces — most notably Michelle Obama Rubbing Amiri Baraka’s Feet After An Asteroid Impact — are more technically sophisticated works. When asked about her inspiration for The Poet And POTUS, Your Cousin said that it was her interpretation of the death of Jet magazine.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • We need a longform piece on the artists behind every “When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong” artist.

    • Hmmm. I think you’re right.

  • I am speechless.

  • Ash

    This looks weirdly erotic. I don’t think that’s what the artist was going for.