Jayson Musson
Art Thoughtz

Jayson Musson, still from ART THOUGHTZ, 2010–12

Artwork tombstone

Jayson Musson
(American, b. 1977)

YouTube videos
Courtesy of Salon 94

About Art Thoughtz

Under the guise of the exaggerated online persona Hennessy Youngman, artist Jayson Musson created a series of YouTube videos over two years called ART THOUGHTZ. Adopting the popular form of tutorial or “explainer” videos, Musson tackled institutional power imbalances, racism, and insularity by offering ironic critiques of various aspects of art history and the art world. Through his alter ego, Musson humorously challenges the cultural authority and politics of the predominantly white and wealthy contemporary art world.

These works contains adult language.