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DANCE IN FRONT OF ME…
Picture: Gordon Parks
I watch most of these shows, whenever I have the chance. I am loving this
1 character, 19 drawing styles challenge! This took a long time, but I’m pretty happy with it - I recommend looking at all these artists’ original work if you like any of them.Love this! And I’m really flattered to see my style represented so nicely!
i absolutely LOOOVE THIS
by Dawoud Bey
My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard, 2011-2014
Three-channel video, installation dimensions variable, nine minutes 19 seconds, edition of 5. Photo Christopher Burke Studios.
“One of the most striking moments of the conversation is when David talks about how his friend Huey [Newton] was both his friend and his teacher. When he was reading [Frantz Fanon’s book] The Wretched of the Earth, and Huey said, “What you don’t understand, I’ll teach you.” Hilliard says that the Black Panthers were his education. That fascinated me. It’s about how an idea of community becomes established, in relation to political realities and the realities of friendship. These things are intimately entwined.”–Adam Pendleton
Kehinde Wiley’s paintings often blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation. Rendered in a realistic mode–while making references to specific Old Master paintings–Wiley creates a fusion of period styles, ranging from French Rococo, Islamic architecture and West African textile design to urban hip hop and the “Sea Foam Green” of a Martha Stewart Interiors color swatch. Wiley’s slightly larger than life size figures are depicted in a heroic manner, as their poses connote power and spiritual awakening. Wiley’s portrayal of masculinity is filtered through these poses of power and spirituality.