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Black History Month 2014: Romare Bearden

Written on February 4, 2014 by

Filed Under: Art, Holidays

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Romare Bearden is known for his art.  However, he was also a talented baseball player.  He was even recruited by the Philadelphia Athletics.  They wanted him to agree to pass as white.  This was an epic fail because he chose not to play for them and instead focus on his art.

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Jayonce Kibble ‘13

Written on August 3, 2013 by

Filed Under: Art, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

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1. Jay-Z to cowrite The Great Gatsby score. Source

2. Are Bey and Gaga working on a new track together? Source

3. Bey’s GQ cover leaked. Source

4. Bey to perform at the Inauguration. Source

5. Blue is a card shark. Source

6. Destiny’s Child to reunite for Bey’s Super Bowl halftime Show? Source

7. Azealia Banks confirms working with Bey. Source

8. Hear new Destiny’s Child music here. Source

9. Bey and Jay spent HOW much on Blue’s birthday? Source

10. People petition to have Bey removed from Inauguration line-up. Source

11. Is Bey to release line at H&M? Source

12. Did Bey lip sync the national anthem at the Inauguration? Source

13. Kimora says Bey should thank her Source

14. Keri denies beef with Beyonce.  Source

15. Did Bey cancel Destiny’s Child Super Bowl performance? Source

16. Bey addresses the haters. Source

17. NFL defends Bey. Source

18. Beyonce’s upcoming tour has a name. Source

19. Bey announces world tour Source

20. Blue is talking. Source

21. Bey makes sexo to calm her nerves. Source

22. Amanda Bynes calls Jay-Z ugly. Source

23. Beyonce’s Full ‘Vogue’ shoot Source

24. Bey says blog comments hurt her feelings. Source

25. Bey will be headlining the 2013 Essence Music Festival. Source

26. JT/JZ Tour?! Source

27. Hello Blue! Source

28. Oprah’s Next Chapter-Beyonce

29. Beyonce: Life is But a Dream (Full Video)

30. Jay strikes a deal with Warner/Chappell Music giving them rights to his recordings Source

31. Did Bey refuse to meet her half-brother? Source

32. Bey joins with Warner. Source

33. Bey wears jewelry made by cancer patient Source

34. Turn in Your Gun to See Bey Source

35. Isabel Marant designs sneaker for Bey Source

36. PETA Pissed about Bey’s new shoes…Source

37. Bey joins ‘Chime for Change’ initiative… Source

38. Bey just wants to be ‘regular’… Source

39. Bermuda street named after Bey Source

40. Bey reveals new blond look for Pepsi campaign Source

41. Sony suing man accused of leaking Bey’s “4” album. Source

42. Is Rih appearing on Bey’s new album? Source

43. Jay’s AC 40/40 Club shut down Source

44. Bey Covers Shape magazine Source

45. Bey releases snippets of new music. Source

46. Beyonce created a mobile nursery for Blue Source

47. Keyshia comes for Bey. Source

48. Bey’s promo for H&M Source

49. Mathew opens up about split with Bey. Source

50. Beyonce & Andre 3000 to revamp “Back to Black” for The Great Gatsby. Source

51. Bey covers Vogue UK Source

52. Bey’s got an announcement. Source

53. What’s this heifa up to?

54. Jay launches Roc Nation Sports. Source

55. Bey reveals new Pepsi ad. Source

56. Uganda to ban provocative clothing and Beyonce Source

57. Kelly says Bey stole her idea Source

58. Bey and Jay under fire for Cuba trip Source via Source

59. Jay & Bey under investigation for Cuba trip? Source

60. Beyonce Chimes for Change

61. Bey named chair of Costume Institute Gala.

62. Bey to headline “Made in America” festival. Source

63. Jay pens an ‘Open Letter’ to the Cuba trip critics. Source

64. Are Jay and Bey buying their own private island? Source

65. Jay is selling his share of the Nets… Source

66. Bey and Jay Re-file to trademark Blue’s name Source

67. Jay & Bey worth over $1 billion. Source

68. Bey’s new H&M promos Source

69. Bey teaming up with Goodwill Industries. Source

70. Jay needs a few degrees before signing anymore athletes. Source

71. Jay signs Skylar Diggins to Roc Nation Sports Source

72. Bey is swiping again. Source via Source

73. Is Bey Pregs again? Source

74. Pregnancy Rumors continue to abound for Bey. Source

75. Bey cancels tour date because of ‘exhaustion’. Source, Source and Source

76. Bey responds to…something. Source

77. Jay Gifts Skylar Diggins a Benz Source

78. Jay denies Bey is pregz. Source

79. Roc Nation Sports signs Geno Smith. Source

80. Jay-Z under investigation by NFLPA Source

81. Bey’s a crappy actress? NO! Source

82. Bey Settles with video game company. Source

83. Jay Announces Summer Album. Source

84. Jay-X is officially a licened NBA agent. Source

85. Beyonce is still perfecting her sound. Source

86. Kevin Durant Signs with Roc Nation Sports Source

87. Bey announces new tour dates… Source

88. Budweiser taps Jay and Rih for their “Made For Music” campaign. Source

89. Jay performs “Picasso Baby” for 6 straight hours Source

90. Jay is Outselling Bey in UK Tour Sales Source

91. Iggy Azelea to join Bey on Australian leg of her tour. Source

92. Jay-Z premieres”Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

I guess I don’t get it because it’s so deep.

93. Jay-Z hands out $50K bonuses to employees.

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One of Jay’s employees told Star, “Earlier this year he handed out $50,000 bonuses to everyone in his company, which includes assistants and very low-level people. He even promised another bonus for Christmas.

“He’s extremely generous – most celebrities are super cheap when it comes to running their businesses,” says the insider. “He knows if his employees are happy, it will benefit him in the long run. His only demand was for everyone to have fun with the money.” Source

Well God damn.  What do I have to do to be a pencil pusher at Roc Nation’s offices?

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Event Coverage: “Time Signature” 3D Art Launch

Written on May 11, 2013 by

Filed Under: Art, Events

Tonight I was privileged to to be on the Top of The Garden to cover the S. Whittaker’s “Time Signature” art presentation, in which artist Stephanie Whittaker displayed her latest collection of art which featured the use of 3D.

Guests donned 3D glasses to see her paintings literally come to life. Amaze.  But with or without the glasses, the artwork was beautiful.

Art Pieces:

And Aaaaalll the Beautiful People:

The artist (right) S. Whittaker

CEO of Reign Entertainmentco, Robyn Willard

Special thanks to Reign Entertainment and AMP3PR for putting together this event and seeing fit to allow me to share in it.

For more info on the artist, find your way to the links below:

http://facebook.com/SWhittakerArts

http://Www.wwrgraphics.com

http://www.worldwidereign.com

http://www.reignentertainmentco.com/swhittaker.html

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Rihanna Spent a Load on Crystal Encrusted Portrait of Marilyn

Written on February 1, 2012 by

Filed Under: Art, I'm Rich Bitch!, Rihanna

Claire Milner created custom artwork for Rihanna

Rihanna recently purchased a crystal encrusted portrait of Marilyn Monroe for $160K.  She commissioned the art from Claire Milner and it took the artist around 4 months to complete the 182 pound portrait.

Clair said of her art piece, “A 100% Swarovski crystal portrait is very luxurious — people stand and stare because it constantly changes color, sending rainbows round the room.

“I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn’s eyes.

“Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators. But they told me afterward that she loved it.” Source

OK! We get it! You’re rich! Enough already! (Lo sighs and stomps away to go heat up some ramen noodles and munch on crackers she stole from the deli.)

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ESPN Mag’s Body Issue

Written on October 8, 2011 by

Filed Under: Art, Nude

ESPN magazine just released it’s ‘Body Issue’ and inside it has several athletes wearing nothing but a smile.  Peep the pics below:

 Blake Griffin

Hope Solo

Hope Solo, US Soccer Player

  

Sylvia Fowler, Chicago Sky

Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams

jose reyes ny mets

Jose Reyes, NY Mets

jon bone jones ufc lightweight champ

Jon Bone Jones, UFC Lightweight Champ 

 natasha hastings olympic gold medalist

Natasha Hastings, US Olympic Gold Medalist

 There’s more but I didn’t have the time or patience to print screen and edit the rest of the pics.  You can see the rest here.

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Now this is true art.  I say this in all seriousness.  Their bodies look so incredibly beautiful.  And the shoots were done with dignity and class.

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The Transplanted Project: Myths Be Told…TONIGHT!

Written on May 6, 2011 by

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Daniel O’Brien, a talented artist and a friend, contacted me a while to discuss an idea he had about educating through art.

Daniel developed “Transplanted: The West Indian Project” as a means to teach the community at large about West Indian culture through a series of art exhibits displaying art focused on particular areas of West Indian history and traditions.

The first show in this exciting series will have its opening night TONIGHT, May 6th, at Space on White.  And I am extremely excited to be able to share it with all of you.

The presentation of this art will bring together local underground artists were chosen to tackle West Indian/Caribbean themes.
Each season artists will be called upon to create new pieces geared towards a certain theme. That theme will then be given its own West Indian twist. The Ultimate goal would be to have the pieces exhibited in local galleries or other appropriate venues.

So clear your schedules for tonight take some time to get acquainted with the artists participating in this installment of the project.

Dan Krupin- (Illustrator/Fine Artist or in his words “Bi-Artist”)

Zofia Bogusz - (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Daniel O’Brien  - (Illustrator)

Valentina & Elias Charalambides – (Designers)

Silvia Faschi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Jason Ho(Illustrator)

Mu Pan – (Fine Artist/creator of OrigaMu)

Samantha Sethi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Nicholas Dyball – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Check out the Transplanted Blog here.

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The Transplanted Project: Myths Be Told…THIS FRIDAY!

Written on May 4, 2011 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, Art, Events

Daniel O’Brien, a talented artist and a friend, contacted me a while to discuss an idea he had about educating through art.

Daniel developed “Transplanted: The West Indian Project” as a means to teach the community at large about West Indian culture through a series of art exhibits displaying art focused on particular areas of West Indian history and traditions.

The first show in this exciting series will have its opening night on May 6th at Space on White.  And I am extremely excited to be able to share it with all of you.

The presentation of this art will bring together local underground artists were chosen to tackle West Indian/Caribbean themes.
Each season artists will be called upon to create new pieces geared towards a certain theme. That theme will then be given its own West Indian twist. The Ultimate goal would be to have the pieces exhibited in local galleries or other appropriate venues.

Please make sure to clear your calendars for May 6th and take some time to get acquainted with the artists participating in this installment of the project.

Dan Krupin- (Illustrator/Fine Artist or in his words “Bi-Artist”)

Zofia Bogusz - (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Daniel O’Brien  - (Illustrator)

Valentina & Elias Charalambides – (Designers)

Silvia Faschi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Jason Ho(Illustrator)

Mu Pan – (Fine Artist/creator of OrigaMu)

Samantha Sethi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Nicholas Dyball – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Check out the Transplanted Blog here.

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Transplanted Project: Myths Be Told…THIS FRIDAY!

Written on May 2, 2011 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, Art, Events

Daniel O’Brien, a talented artist and a friend, contacted me a while to discuss an idea he had about educating through art.

Daniel developed “Transplanted: The West Indian Project” as a means to teach the community at large about West Indian culture through a series of art exhibits displaying art focused on particular areas of West Indian history and traditions.

The first show in this exciting series will have its opening night on May 6th at Space on White.  And I am extremely excited to be able to share it with all of you.

The presentation of this art will bring together local underground artists were chosen to tackle West Indian/Caribbean themes.
Each season artists will be called upon to create new pieces geared towards a certain theme. That theme will then be given its own West Indian twist. The Ultimate goal would be to have the pieces exhibited in local galleries or other appropriate venues.

Please make sure to clear your calendars for May 6th and as more details become available I will share them with all of you.  For now take some time to get acquainted with the artists participating in this installment of the project.

Dan Krupin- (Illustrator/Fine Artist or in his words “Bi-Artist”)

Zofia Bogusz - (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Daniel O’Brien  - (Illustrator)

Valentina & Elias Charalambides – (Designers)

Silvia Faschi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Jason Ho(Illustrator)

Mu Pan – (Fine Artist/creator of OrigaMu)

Samantha Sethi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Nicholas Dyball – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Check out the Transplanted Blog here.

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Event Coverage: RAM Gallery’s 1 Year Anniversary

Written on May 2, 2011 by

Filed Under: Art, Events

This past Friday, April 29th, the Russell Aldo Murray Gallery celebrated its first anniversary with an art show featuring the work of Isaam Houston, Alicia Piller and Justice Whitaker.  RAM Gallery events are always live and this one was no different.  The liquor was flowing, the beats were live (thanks to DJ Lorant) and the people, as always, were fab.  Peep below for photos (some of which I snagged from AllEyesOnWho.com) from the fab event.

Smoke & Mirrors Series by Isaam Houston:

 

Art by Alicia Piller:

Jewelry by Alicia Piller:

Art by Justice Whitaker & Alicia Piller:

Art by Justice Whitaker:

Assorted Works by all three artists:

All the Beautiful People:

Wanna see more?

You can check out the artists work and/or contact them by clicking on the below linkage:

Isaam

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Alicia

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Justice

1 & 2

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Event Coverage: Analiese DeSaw Solo Art Show

Written on May 1, 2011 by

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I was privileged to be invited to Analiese DeSaw’s solo showing at Sapphire Lounge in NYC on April 14th.  Alaliese’s work ranges from ink  to mixed media.  Peep below for a few pictures as well as her contact info. Enjoy!

Mixed Media:

Photography:

Ink:

Garden Series:

Digital:

The artist with her ink piece, “Lollipops”:

You can see her work on her official website (www.AnalieseInk.com) or contact her here.

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The Transplanted Project…Mark Your Calendars!

Written on April 7, 2011 by

Filed Under: Art, Events

Daniel O’Brien, a talented artist and a friend, contacted me a while to discuss an idea he had about educating through art.

Daniel developed “Transplanted: The West Indian Project” as a means to teach the community at large about West Indian culture through a series of art exhibits displaying art focused on particular areas of West Indian history and traditions.

The first show in this exciting series will have its opening night on May 6th at Space on White.  And I am extremely excited to be able to share it with all of you.

The presentation of this art will bring together local underground artists were chosen to tackle West Indian/Caribbean themes.
Each season artists will be called upon to create new pieces geared towards a certain theme. That theme will then be given its own West Indian twist. The Ultimate goal would be to have the pieces exhibited in local galleries or other appropriate venues.

Please make sure to clear your calendars for May 6th and as more details become available I will share them with all of you.  For now take some time to get acquainted with the artists participating in this installment of the project.

Dan Krupin- (Illustrator/Fine Artist or in his words “Bi-Artist”)

Zofia Bogusz - (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Daniel O’Brien  - (Illustrator)

Valentina & Elias Charalambides – (Designers)

Silvia Faschi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Jason Ho - (Illustrator)

Mu Pan – (Fine Artist/creator of OrigaMu)

Samantha Sethi – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Nicholas Dyball – (Illustrator/Fine Artist)

Check out the Transplanted Blog here.

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Event Coverage: ‘Art On Bricks’ feat. Ron Upperman @ RAM Gallery

Written on March 26, 2011 by

Filed Under: Art, Events

Last night the Russell Aldo Murray Gallery hosted ‘Art On Bricks’ featuring artist Ron J. Upperman.

The house was packed with Brick City’s It Girls, It Boys and elite fashionistas . I was privileged to be in attendance to enjoy the art, fellowship, and most importantly, the wine. (just kidding…sorta)

You can learn more about Ron J. Upperman, graffiti write turned fine artist on his Facebook Page, Vimeo and Official Website.

In the meantime enjoy the pics!

The Art:

 

The Gallery Display Tables:

And All The Beautiful People: 

The artist himself can be spotted in the black cardigan with yellow stripes.

Designers: The Fabulous Karma girls (Ifeoma and Asha Renee).

The Fabulous Karma girls again with Kitab.  I die for his fox neck gear.

Fashion blogger, Julius McFly is in the purple jacket.

One half of the ‘Two Headed Monster,’ Isaam Houston, and my new not-so-secret obsession, Noah.

The other half of the ‘Two Headed Monster,’ Inaword Fab.

I’ll be covering Isaam’s next artshow to be held at RAM at the end of April.  I’ll keep you all posted with the deets.  Hopefully some of you can attend. ‘Tis all for now.  Kisses my lovlies!

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Event Coverage: Rising Icons-Amanda Diva & LaureLuxe

Written on September 30, 2010 by

Filed Under: Art, Events

Tuesdasy night I attended the Rising Icons art show featuring art by Amanda Diva and designs by Laureluxe.  This is one of the best events I’ve been to lately.  What the ladies did was collaborate to rep each other’s art.  LaureLuxe designs and Amanda Diva’s art pieces (which included oil on canvas, oil on fabric, paintings, 3-dimentional pieces, bags and prints) were complementary of each other.

The event was sponsored by Grey Goose (Praise Jah!) and featured two signature drinks the Diva-whatchamacallit and the Icon-Howzeedoo…sorry I had a more than a few and my focus betrays me after just one drink.

The venue, the meat packing district’s RDV, was filled with my favorite kinda folks, hipsters, fashionistas and dirty back packers.  I live and die for this crowd.  The ladies of the hour, Amanda Diva and Laurel Mae of LaurelLuxe mixed and mingled with us regular folk.  Oh, and when I say ‘us’ I mean me…I was the only regular folk there.  Everyone else was a fantastic combo of lush and luxe with a little Benji Ninja and some Erikah Badu mixed in.

Celebs were in the building but the only one I was obsessed with was Derek J…yes the Derek J, the epitome of fabulosity.  Just when I was going to jump him for a picture (and the kickass bag he was carrying), he ran outside to take a call and I didn’t see him for the rest of my stay. I’m still mad at myself for not stalking earlier.

So let’s focus here. The art was THE MOST.  The designs were OUT OF CONTROL.  I loved everything I saw and wanted to own all of it.  But since it’s a recession (and even if it wasn’t I’m still poor), I had to fall back.  Please note that for my birthday I WILL be purchasing some earrings from Laurel and an art piece from AD.

(The ladies admiring their work…)

I had to dip earlier than expected.  But TRUST and believe I’ll be Twit-stalking Amanda and Laurel from here on out.

To find out more about these ladies or to support their art visit…

http://www.laureluxe.com/#

http://www.amandadiva.com/

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A Partygoer Destroys Russell’s Art

Written on June 12, 2010 by

Filed Under: Art

Russell Simmons is pissed because he had a party at his home and realized that one of his art pieces had been distroyed by a guest who mistook it for a chalkboard.

The piece of art was a chalk drawing by artist Gary Simmons and one of his guests erased part of it. As a result Russell has installed ropes around his art collection to prevent this from happening again.

He hopes to have the artist restore the chalk drawing. Source

He needs to be crackin’ skulls. Damn, can’t have NOTHIN’!

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