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How Do You Know Banksy Is White? #QuestionsThatNeedAnswers

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HISTORY LESSON: in 1983 a talented young black aspiring street artist named Michael Stewart was arrested and murdered by the NYC police department. he was doodling with a marker on public transit (the MTA subways) towards his home in Brooklyn. He was unaware that MTA transit police were watching. At 2:30 he was arrested and handcuffed. later on, the[...]

Grooves You Can Use: #APOD :: Crevette, Ep. 1

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happy one year and three day anniversary, day I unironically bought artpop on vinyl – you've been some kind of sufficiently something #ANDWILLCONTINUETOBESOINEXPONENTIALLYINCREASINGMEASUREWELLINTOTHEFORSEEABLEFUTURE #artpopmeanskanyecaps #kanyeshrugsandpoplove so... – i riffed on a random burst of audio production creativity i had to kendrick daye for t[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Janelle Monae feat Jidenna "Yoga"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   [Refrain] Let yo booty do that yoga [Verse 1: Janelle] Party at the beach down in Copacabana Sipping Killepitsch, got my black yoga pants on Me and Brittany, we’ve been[...]

A Peek Inside Gabriel Moreno's Creative Process

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Madrid based illustrator and artist Gabriel Moreno is letting us into his creative process. He recently shared these images of the process of creating his latest work entitled "Laura." The work was created with Pencil, Pen, Charcoal and Oil and follows suit with his in-depth style. Take a closer look at Gabriel's process and let us know what you think in [...]

Hank Willis Thomas' Unbranding Technique Puts Mainstream America On Blast

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Hank Willis Thomas’ fifth solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015 builds on ideas explored in his celebrated Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008. This go around Hank’s unbranding technique explores notions of virtue, power, beauty, privilege, and desire in mainstream America. T[...]

A Quick Word with Performance Philosopher Jason Silva

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Jason Silva is just as passionate and honest as he comes across in his videos. He wears a warm smile and a lovely vulnerability that seeps through his words. If you haven’t heard of him already, he is the kick ass creator of ‘Shots of Awe’ and the Emmy nominated host of National Geographic’s ‘Brain Games.’ I was invited to the Content All Stars event for[...]

 

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"Run, Riot" opens at Betti Ono Gallery

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Last week, my second solo exhibition Run, Riot opened at Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, CA. The show included about 25 new works in addition to a mural I completed on site. I'm excited to share the images with you. Run, Riot runs through Oct 13. Click here for more information.        

Kayla Alexander's Real Life Portrait

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Pain and Pleasure, Pleasure and Pain Beauty in Liberation, Culture in Adaptation Passion, precious Creation, alive Piece by piece, One man at a time Extremism extracts down to the core Truth expressed by less, acquiesced by more Atlanta-based artist Kayla Alexander lives in photographic terms. As if her eyes boasted the frame of a pinhole camera a[...]

Derek Gores stays afloat in a sea of images

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In a sea of images, Derek Gores is making unique pictures that stand completely on their own.  Their blend of abstraction with such interestingly familiar portraits and stills create a dichotomy that really works.  Derek took a minute to sit down with us to talk about his process while getting ready for Miami this year.  If you are out here be sure and stop [...]

 

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