16th President of the United States. Delivered his Cooper Union Speech Feb. 27 1860 | 156 Years Ago
Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922-January 27, 2010) was a historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist.
He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements.
Born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed African-American characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, Love and A Mercy. Morrison has won nearly every book prize possible and has also been awarded an array of honorary degrees.
Glenn Ligon is an American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. Ligon engages in intertextuality with other works from the visual arts, literature, and history, as well as his own life. His exhibition "To Disembark" functions in both works to evoke the recognition that African Americans are still coping with the remnants of slavery and its ongoing manifestation in racism.
Kara Elizabeth Walker is an African American contemporary artist and painter who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes. Photo - Kara Walker standing in front of "Marvelous Sugar Baby" Brooklyn New York, an homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.
Awol Erizku is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York & Los Angeles. His primary media are Painting, Photography, sculpture and video installation. Erizku works with a wide variety of found materials.
ASAP MOB by Awol Erizku
ASAP Ferg Photographed by Awol Erizku
Vemeer Recreated by Awol Erizku - Photograph
Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
Kehinde Wiley is a New York-based portrait painter, who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of people with brown skin in heroic poses. He will often use Old Masters paintings for the pose of the figure.
Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps is an equestrian portrait of a youthful black male painted by the contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley in 2005. It is based on Jacques-Louis David’s 1801 equestrian portrait, Bonaparte Crossing the Alps. Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist. He is known for his satirical sculptures, particularly La Nona Ora, depicting Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite. "Perhaps Cattelan, a Roman Catholic, suggests the calamitous degradation of the Church as a result of scandals and quickly changing social values; or perhaps he celebrates it with this extraterrestrial injury to the Pope." - codylee.co
La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour)
by Maurizio Cattelan
Torrence Hatch, better known by his stage name Boosie Badazz, formerly Lil Boosie, is an American rapper and actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hatch was bestowed the nickname Boosie by his family, and he was raised in Southside Baton Rouge.
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Constructed between 1922 and 1931