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The Mother(land) of All Pinups.

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Share This.Studio MUTI puts a new spin on the pin up concept with their latest series, African Pinups. Incorporating afrocentric aesthetics with traditional pinup motifs, each piece is cultured reworking of American pop culture iconography.    

Artist Worship.

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Share This.Brooklyn based artist Rashid Johnson creates stern masterpieces that exist within the confines of reality but go far beyond the boundaries of perception. Founded on a bedrock of cultured ritualism, Johnson work buries itself deep in the sand. Perhaps it is this cryptic allure that makes Johnson’s work so intriguing.

Art in FLUX Harlem presents HARLEM BEAT at Scratch DJ Academy.

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Share This.Art in FLUX Harlem and the Scratch DJ Academy recently collaborated for HARLEM BEAT, a pop-up gallery showcasing the work of some talented Harlem based artists like Tyson Hall, Makeba Rainey, Anya Roz and Ibou Ndoye. HARLEM BEAT was an integrative experience, combining musical artistry with that of visual artistry. After taking in some of the groovy tunes being spun by Scratch DJ Pauly Smallz and eyeing the awesome art hanging Read More

Women from (Black) Venus.

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Share This.We stumbled upon something quite grand this morning. Glimmering like a diamond in the interweb rough, The Black Venus Project is a bold collection of Afrocentric beauty. Created by Maxim Vakhovskiy, The Black Venus Project is available → here ← in book form. Although it is currently sold out, there will definitely be more available in the near future.

First Thing Smokin’.

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Share This.J. Quazi King entrances us with yet another photographic masterpiece. In these series of portraits, King cast his subject, Adesuwa, in a photo booth inspired theme, and cleverly gives the loosey smoke an ethereal, nimbus-like quality.

An Ode to Sarah Moon.

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Share This.We have yet another offering from one of our favorite artists, Glenford Nunez. A quiet evolution is coming to form in Nunez’s work, an evolution that we are more than happy to document. Nunez, who is mostly known for producing portraits of beauty, has gone a step further by implementing ethereal illusions that have resulted in a conceptual masterpiece. Nunez’s latest series is a haunting ode to a ghost Read More

Gordon Parks at Jackson Fine Art.

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Share This.An exhibition is being held in honor of the late, great, Gordon Parks. Selected works by the iconic photographer will be on display at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Aside from his extraordinary skill, Parks is most famously known for his documentation of a pre-Civil Rights America. Parks traveled all around the country capturing aspect of American life and a selection of those exploits will be on display Read More

Forever Summer.

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Share This.One of our favorite photographers, J. Quazi King, recently shot the lovely Whitney Summer. The series is a minimalistic and quaint, somewhat of a far cry from his usual bold, vibrant style.  

I’ll Tumblr For Ya: Ebony Magazine.

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Share This.Welcome to I’ll Tumblr for Ya! When we’re not out and about flashing our genitals and giving babies the finger, we can usually be found perusing Tumblr. So, in an effort to highlight all that is Tumblrrific, we decided to showcase a chosen Tumblr page every week. I’ll Tumblr for Ya will include pictures, a few facts about the about the page/owner and some keywords that define exactly what Read More

Tête-à-Tête.

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Share This.We stop by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in Chelsea on Wednesday to see Tête-à-Tête, a new show of works by African and African-American artists, curated by the artist Mickalene Thomas. We had heard about the show’s opening last Thursday (Jul 12th) but were unavailable to attend. This week we were determined to see the collectives works come hell or high water; mother nature opted for high water. We hurried to the gallery hoping Read More