Who wears naked white girls as art?
If you think the question is weird, here’s the answer: It’s a black man named Nate Hill, a performance artist from Brooklyn, New York.
So you’re probably asking: “What the hell?”
Well, we are, too.
But it’s true. Hill, 36, has created a controversial project he calls “Trophy Scarves,” where he drapes naked white women over his shoulders and photographs his “scarves” for his emerging following.
Hill explains that his “Trophy Scarves” project is a satire on interracial dating.
“There are people who see certain races as status symbols, and someone had to comment on that,” Hill to Vice.
So is Hill’s work a serious creative commentary on race relations in America, or a thinly-veiled attempt to press-up on white girls?
We’re still not totally clear about how draping naked white women over a black man’s shoulders is a keen observation about interracial dating. It sounds like Hill is getting his freak on and playing it off as art.
And it seems to be working: Hill’s work has become so popular that white women actually ask Hill to come to their homes so they can be used as “Trophy Scarves” and participate in his art project.
Did I mention that Hill is married?
Oh, yeah. Is she falling for the okie-doke? Here’s what Hill told Vice when asked about The Mrs.:
How does your wife respond to your art?
“That’s another thing I’ve had to just let go of: Worrying that she’s not into it, or happy with it. I just have to remember that it’s not her art. It’s not her life. She has her own stuff going on, her own job, her own hobbies… But how does she feel about it? She tolerates it.”
Do you talk about it to her?
“Sometimes. But I don’t have any expectations. We used to battle about it, like why she liked them, why didn’t she like them, that she should like them, and so on… I blocked her on Twitter, so she can’t see what I’m doing. She just followed me on Instagram, so I’m probably going to block her on there too.”
Hill says he is interested in exploring race issues, like another wacky project called “White Powder Milk,” Hill’s website that offers customers milk gargled by pretty, college-educated white girls.
What’s the future of “Trophy Scarves”?
“I’m just going to do this as hard as I can for a couple of months, until the next year, and see what happens,” Hill told Vice. “I don’t know how many is enough. I think maybe like 100 trophy scarves. And then after 100, maybe go to 200. It’s like my friend said: “There’s never going to be enough trophy scarves. There’s always going to be one more trophy scarf.”
So is Hill a brilliant performance artist who is enlightening folks about interracial dating, or just a strange brother who is attracted to white women?
And would you let your husband wear naked white women as part of his performance art project?
What do you think?
We’re still asking: “What the hell?!”