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Hennessy hearts Hermione


Jayson Scott Musson as Hennessy Youngman

Those in the know in the art world have come to love Hennessy Youngman, the YouTube sensation who hands out high-minded art criticism in hip-hop lingo—so we were thrilled to discover that works by the artist behind the online persona are on sale at Frieze London. Salon 94 is offering wall text pieces by Jayson Scott Musson that look and sound, at times, just like Hennessy’s rants, including a rather explicit one detailing sexual intercourse with Hermione from the Harry Potter films. Meanwhile, Musson recently came out with a new character called Franklin Vivray, a fatherly painter of landscapes who bears more than a passing resemblance to the late Bob Ross, the always mellow afro-topped doyen of daytime TV who taught America how to paint.

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