Friday, 31 August 2012
A Spanish magazine cover depicting Michelle Obama as a black slave with one breast exposed has some people crying foul.
The cover of Spain's Fuera de Serie features the first lady's face superimposed over the famous 1800 painting "Portrait d'une Negresse" by French feminist artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.
The doctored image is not the magazine's creation. It was taken from the "Famous Nudes" series by artist Karine Percheron-Daniels, who describes her work as trying "to offer an alternative unexpected reality to allow the viewer to re-examine his unique subjective experience and general understanding and view the world and people in a different way."
The description of the article, titled "Michelle: Great-great-granddaughter of a Slave, Owner of America," on the magazine's website appears to describe a positive profile of the former lawyer and first African-American first lady.