BY ALEX GREENBERGER via https://www.artnews.com/
A 10-foot sculpture of a seated woman by artist Tschabalala Self was vandalized with white spray paint last week.
The vandalism act occurred on May 15, when some unknown perpetrators entered the park and spraypainted the statue, which is titled ‘Seated’, with white paint. While the incident was not immediately covered, over the weekend it went viral via social media. Many alleged that this act was motivated by racist, misogynistic, and white supremacist intentions.
When Tschabalala Self was informed of the incident, she related it to the wider racism and misogyny in the world: “Despite my disappointment I am not surprised as Black and Female—and especially because Black Female bodies are often targets for abuse. Seated proudly represents the beauty of both blackness…