Abramovich's Girlfriend Apologizes for Posing on 'Black Woman' Chair
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The founder of the Garage contemporary art center and billionaire Roman Abramovich’s longtime girlfriend, Dasha Zhukova, Tuesday for a photograph showing her sitting on a chair designed to look like a half-naked black woman.
The photo, which accompanied an interview with Zhukova by the fashion website Buro247.ru, online Monday as the U.S. was celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which remembers the impact of the African-American civil rights leader. The image has since been to show just Zhukova and the chair’s “feet” after the picture caused among Internet users who said it was racist.
In a statement sent to The Moscow Times, Zhukova said, “This photograph, which has been published completely out of context, is of an art work intended specifically as a commentary on gender and racial politics. I utterly racism, and would like to apologize to anyone who has been offended by this image.”
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