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Ti-Rock Moore's Controversial Michael Brown Sculpture Comes to Julia Street Gallery

The sculpture is a part of a group show open now

New Orleans artist Ti-Rock Moore was the center of national debate when her sculpture depicting the body of Michael Brown debuted this summer, and now that controversial sculpture is available to view in the current show at Boyd|Satellite gallery.

The sculpture "Angelitos Negros," featuring a hyper-realistic sculpture of the young man fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, premiered in Chicago in July. Moore was able to obtain permission from Brown's mother before debuting the work, but wasn't able to reach his father, who later said he found the work distasteful. The work stoked outrage on the Internet, with many criticizing the sculpture for being exploitative.

The Boyd|Satellite show marks the first New Orleans exhibit for "Angelitos Negros." The group show, which pays homage to the Black Lives Matter movement, is open now until May 3.

Controversial Black Lives Matter sculpture arrives at Julia St. gallery, April 2 [NOLA.com]

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