Monday, May 11, 2015

David Bowie's - Joe The Lion - Homage to Chris Burden

The track is in part a tribute to performance artist Chris Burden. RIP Chris.

Picasso's "Women of Algiers" sells for $179 Million

Picasso's "Women of Algiers" sells for $179,365,000 = most expensive painting to sell at auction

A human who could have given $179 million to an art museum, a food bank or a library chose to spend it on a luxury item for themselves.
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Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Happy Birthday to Salvador DalĂ­! Born on this day in1904!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

#BlackSpring in “BALTIMORE" from the forthcoming Nina Simone tribute album

In the 1970’s the legendary artist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone released a song entitled "BALTIMORE." It spoke to the challenges of urban living, particularly for people of color. 

Earlier this year, a group of recording artists, including Nina’s daughter Lisa Simone, Mary J Blige, Common, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gregory Porter, Alice Smith and Andra Day amongst others, gathered to pay homage to Nina by covering many of her songs for a Tribute album to accompany the first ever comprehensive documentary on the enigmatic singers life entitled “What Happened, Miss Simone”. Available on Netflix June 26.

Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan recorded a chilling rendition of “BALTIMORE".

No one could have predicted the current events leading up to the untimely death of Freddie Gray, an event that lead to civil unrest, riots, widespread protest and the city of Baltimore literally being brought to its knees. 

2015 looks a lot like 1968. Another black man dead in police custody….Another family grieving…Another city in turmoil.

Prince in Baltimore on Sunday, May 10, 2015 for Freddie Gray

Prince. Baltimore. Sunday, May 10th.

Yoko Ono at MOMA

Yoko Ono and MoMA, Together at Last