I'm still super proud of it. Working at the Guggenheim w/ Nancy Spector & the leadership was the most racist professional experience of my life.
I'm also a scholar of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work & Keith Haring's. I started at 18, and at 34, I am one of the leading scholars of those artists in my gen.
She was at the Brooklyn at the time & when she returned to the Guggenheim, she asked if I would bring the show there.
Fast forward to 2018, when I begin working on the show.
I said fuck no & fought back. We had real problems from that point on.
I knew if I failed, no one would know why, just that this Black woman had failed.
I refused to do so.
It was b/c the Guggenheim's Press Office turned press away & told them I was unavailable -- this was not true.
Nancy Spector is the Amy Cooper of the Guggenheim and I stand by that statement.
Screamed at a grown woman for opening up a public Q+A at a museum.