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Dr. Fahamu Pecou
Dr. Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.
DL Warfield, a roundly respected and highly accomplished creative crusader, having a multitude of talent, motivation and persistence has always been a good thing. Yet it is his theory -- one which has made him one of the most revered persons in the creative field -- that good could never substitute for greatness. Having the insight and intuition of a great artist, along with the intensity and prolific vision of a genius, have already proven critical to his success.
Takeo Spikes - New book, Behind the Mask offers readers with insight and depth into some of the greatest NFL linebackers to play the game. See unique and inspiring images never before published of these celebrated warriors of the gridiron.
I'm mostly a self-taught artist, although acclaimed New Orleans’ artist, Richard Thomas, introduced me to painting in high school. At the same time I found the works of William Tolliver and was tremendously inspired. Finding Tolliver was a gift and a curse. I found his work so compelling that nothing I did seemed to measure up. I began working feverishly on canvas, with little success, unable to satisfy my own expectations of originality. I
Monica Tookes has always had a keen eye for business and an eternal love for art. Bridging these two things together has made Monica Tookes who she is today. As a Spelman College Alumna, Monica hit the ground running with her business. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country to rave reviews, and is widely collected all over the world in homes, celebrity collections, and popular American Institutions.
Master Artist Cecil Bernard
Cecil Bernard is one of the most passionate and exciting abstract artist in the contemporary art world. His work is contained in some of the most prestigious art collections around the globe while his reputation as the "Artist to the Stars" (Dallas Morning News, September 1990) grows daily.