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Skin tones
Jul 24, 2014 / 2 notes

Skin tones

Jul 10, 2014 / 2 notes

Edging towards the finish line with this piece. Well sort of, there are so many accessories I want to add to here. I need to run back to pinterest !

whos-afraid-of-postblack-art:

"As a black artist, the expectation of what you should be doing is always programmed for you regardless. There is a tendency to try to cubbyhole you that exists across the board in the art world… I’ve always done exactly what I wanted to do, regardless of what was out there. I just stuck to that principle and I’m a much happier person as a result. And I can’t imagine trying to satisfy any particular audience”
Lorna Simson
Waterbearer
1986
gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering
Jul 10, 2014 / 770 notes

whos-afraid-of-postblack-art:

"As a black artist, the expectation of what you should be doing is always programmed for you regardless. There is a tendency to try to cubbyhole you that exists across the board in the art world… I’ve always done exactly what I wanted to do, regardless of what was out there. I just stuck to that principle and I’m a much happier person as a result. And I can’t imagine trying to satisfy any particular audience”

Lorna Simson

Waterbearer

1986

gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering

Jul 5, 2014 / 4 notes

Painting with acrylics in a humid room. Definitely not for the faint heart.

Sketches for “The Air Up There”,”Today on Video Music Box” and “Bodega”.
Jul 1, 2014

Sketches for “The Air Up There”,”Today on Video Music Box” and “Bodega”.

Jul 1, 2014 / 1 note

Sketches for “Talking Shit Kes Loves McDonald’s”

Jun 30, 2014 / 15 notes

ctron164:

So a great friend of mine shot my thesis and I scanned a painting

So these are up on the official site

Jun 29, 2014 / 1 note
And just when I was about to fall asleep I had more ideas for this sketch. elegantpaws
Jun 29, 2014 / 9 notes

And just when I was about to fall asleep I had more ideas for this sketch. elegantpaws

Jun 28, 2014 / 3,177 notes

laurthargic:

policymic:

Kehinde Wiley is turning art history on its head — and every 20-something art lover should know his name

Born in Los Angeles in 1977, the African-American artist works within the boundaries set by the Old European portrait masters like Titian. Wiley’s twist is that he frames the black cultural experience within the pomp, majesty and enormous gilded frames of white art history.

And people are paying attention. 

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I saw that 3rd to last one in Duke’s art museum. This guy is INCREDIBLE and a master at art. Like I love him, he is excellence. Black, black, excellence.

(via bonafidepersonofshade)