The latest lawsuit filed against the Arnett's regarding Gee's Bend quilts is simply heartbreaking. Here is the link to the story.
After reading the article, I am very interested in the other suits filed by Alabama folk artists against this family. The damn is breaking and the Arnett's don't seem to have enough fingers to plug it.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Kyra, at Black Threads Blog put together a well linked post on the suit filed by Annie Mae Young against the Arnetts. I'm glad Ms. Young is suing. It must have been a difficult decision for her because of the other quilters and an attitude of patriarchy on the part of the Arnett family and the public at large. I'm sure many are thinking privately "She wouldn't have what she does if it hadn't been for him". Yeah, well. So what? Screwed is screwed and no one should allow themselves to be screwed. Plain and simple.