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ART and The ARTIST

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on June 8, 2015 at 6:09 am

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Once upon a time, and every decade or so
there’s a huge artistic shift and the revolutions are like whoa.

The movements are born out of a need to be heard, for civility and change.
Passion paints the chains that bulges ‘the mans’ veins and leaves a legacy chalk  full of names.

Unfortunately (for most) the artist is usually “just another guy”
struggling to get noticed until the day that he dies.

Post mortem, once blind curators selfishly take up the cause
to market his limited work in high priced gallery halls.

With wine and cheese the auctions are for those who ball.
God bless the artist and the reason for his [mortality] fall.
Aren’t his successes for his DNA tresses?’ — No, no. It’s all for y’all.

The patience required for the artists to endure could physically hurt,
but when  you’re living out your purpose, it’s a pleasure and no day at work.

The reality of rent, utilities and food often suggests creativity stay at bay and at home.
Still family is key to the artists survival. Family and friends are the artists patron.

The artists road is at all not easy, it is full of turmoil and uphill treading.
The needle sews beautifully when in motion, but is a beast at it’s the threading.

Anything worth having, may pain you just a little bit.
No doubt artists blow up and burn fast, but then some are a long time hit.

Longevity is key and Andy Warhol is still banging.
For a fella who died in 1987, his relativity is still hanging.

It’s a good thang that our history has embraced his artistic take.
It’s also pretty cool info that Warhol, mentored Brathwaite.

A living legend, Fab 5 Freddy was pretty wet behind the ears in the ’80’s
still he hails a history for introducing rap to global homeboys and ladies.

MTV was the horse that he rode in on with the his hip hop news
and that subway train is a historical dimension of his artistic view.

Yes! Before Fab5 baptized and delivered YO! MTV Raps
He was known as a graffiti artists, yielding the city ‘art dap.’

He spray painted a subway car, cement walls, and has gone on to tag many historical  scenes.
His taste in art and business smarts is how he’s maintained his legendary status at  our hip hop seams.

The artist always has big dreams. He paints his dreams with a certain tool.
Dantrel Boone is drawing life…  reflecting detail — with or without school.
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http://www.dantrelbonaefinearts.com

His talents are a natural birth right, his wisdom is deep and has been taught.
The productions that he produces are telling and surely art collector sought.

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Lucky you, his work can be bought; caveat, he is merely dawning his stride.
The stories he draws gives personal pause and reason to Thank God for eyesight.

Wether he’s penciling a likeness of you, someone you love or that thing you hold dear.
You know heaven is real when a drawing invokes you to dimensionally hear.

Dantrel paints history, moments in movements and the unspoken sublime.
Dantrel communicates with one drawing after another, changing hearts and minds.

It’s his purpose and he’s living it out like the previous legends.
I pray he stay focused , gift submerged and reaps a long endin.’

Perhaps he’ll go on to make a lot of money that will surely need spendin’.
I don’t know, but Dantrel’s talent is swell and he has all the makings of a future legend.

Me? I’m all about the words; I like to write, direct, film, and shoot.
I’m Qui
Loving life; to produce is my right and doing so is a daily hoot!

I love what I do and I’m appreciative for you.
I, too, am the artist. Thanks for rolling through.
I’m most productive when I’m vibing you.
Ooo!

#SUPPORT
ART and The ARTIST

Investing in KARMA

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on August 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

WHAT GOES AROUND…

What kind of karma are you building? What kind of future will fate be yielding?
The following 5 stories – are of karmic inherited glory:

Bad Butt Burt

He always played flagrantly when he was playing ball,
and when an injury hospitalized him – no one visited at all.

He never had a kind word to say to anyone about anything.
Soon he found himself lonely – because his phone would never ring.

He never listened to his parents. Their wisdom was an unwanted blur.
Now his own children won’t talk to him. What’s life-without-love worth?

Old Burt died early and no one was there to see.
However, what did survive him was his shady legacy.

Does it even matter to you and me?
The moral of the story: Don’t be a BBB.

Playful Polly

She thought it was cute to cut people down
until she realized her friends were no longer around.

And once the word got out, that she likes to back bite,
She found herself in quite a few unfortunate fights.

She would always poorly quip – ‘Girl – you know I was just playing’.
But words hurt deep & no one wanted to hear the quip that she was saying.

Precarious Carrie

She thought it was cute to sleep around with anyones man. That is until she fell in love and got married.
KARMA made it a 3-some when she found out her husband fathered the child her best friend carried.

Billy The [Other] Kid

Billy didn’t grow up with his dad but he always gave him top notch respect.
When his dad passed, he was sincerely sad & consoled by his newDNA sibling-connect.

New sisters and brothers that he did not know.
and they embraced him firm – a familial show.

Unfortunately in life – Dad’s family really treated him bad.
Billy alone respected his dad & reaped (by will) every dime that he had.

His new found siblings retreated from Billy – then grew bitter and mad.
FYI: disrespecting your parents could easily yield you an inheritance lack.

Jilting James

He thought it was cute to slang drugs, cut everyone off and curse his father and mother,
until cop raiding season busted his game with reason –and an abandonment by his lover.

He thought his girl was down to ‘ride or die’.
She rode with cops and gave prosecution testify.

Oh my!

About LIFE :

Life is real and what goes around does come around.
Please take care to project your character as sound.

Be conscience of what you’re doing and the decisions that you make.
A good life is available. What’s your give for the take?

Anything worth having – you must definitely work hard for.
No one will co-sign for a slacker to reap a lotto score.

Think about it and think good, about insulting your friends.
This is where your good character downfall begins.

Life is what you make it. I’m just a wisdom-seeking moma,
I’m Qui
Sewing good seeds because I duly believe in Karma.

When life corners you into a pinch –
history shows us  that Karma Comes Quick!

 

HOME is Where the KARMA is

What goes around, comes around.
Are you living in a place that is peacefully sound?

How’s your neighborhood looking? Are you contributing good?
Be the ‘karma center’ in your neighborhood:

HOME is where the KARMA is…

Check out the link and redecorate your space,
I’m Qui
Always conscience of my karmic place.

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KARMA on a Can of Soup

ndy Warhol once glorified the Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup label;
50 years later Campbell’s is glorifying Andy – as best as they are able.

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How – you might ask? By creating and selling Special Edition Labels with reprints of Andy Warhol’s work on their Condensed Tomato Soup cans. There are only going to be 1.2 million of them in circulation and they will be available at TARGET starting Sunday [9/2/12].

The irony that only hindsight coule see is, back in the ’60’s – Campell’s Soup considered suing Andy for reproducing their label in his art until they realized his paintings were a huge phenomenon and Warhol was a massive hit. Eventually Campbell’s Soup realized Andy’s artistic show of love of their soup can label is what was really ‘Mmm mmm good‘  and dropped the law suit. Now whose ‘reproducing’ whose work?

Today Campbell’s Soup is riding on the Warhol wave &  it looks good on them.

Andy was a fan of the tomato soup can and consumed it most often, I am told.
He painted out of love and got a cold shouldered shove,
yet today he is honored as gold.

His soup rendition is still among the most popular reprints ever sold.

Sometimes we should let things marinate before we write them off.
Campbel Soup is much more cooler – post the work of Andy Warhol.

–Qui 8/30/12

PURPOSE

In Griot, Movies, Music, News, TV Shows on April 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Life PURPOSE. What is your lifes PURPOSE? Some find out early in life like Fab 5 Freddy.

Fred Brathwaite is his birth name, but around the globe he’s recognized as the Graffiti Artist famous for the subway spray painting done in 1979 with LEE Quinones (a tribute to Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell Soup piece). ART was the PURPOSE. Fab 5 Freddy went on to aid the facilitation of HIP HOP into America’s mainstream pop culture when he hosted YO! MTV RAPS – the perfect global segway into black culture…through Rap.

YO! brought black people (and many other races) from every corner around the world onto one insightful accord through Saturday morning joints hosted by yours truly: Fab 5 Freddy. An impactful and historical vien was opened and Mr. Brathwaite was at the helms. What a PURPOSE. HIP HOP: A HUGE cultural watermark that still moves the world on a whole — to one beat. A Grafitti Artist, turned Rap Show Host, turned Music Video Director, Documentary Producer, Co-exec Film Producing, Co Exec VH1 Hip Hop Honors Producing and now a YOUTUBE Curator… ART. He’s ba-aack.

A recent email from the Legend lead me to a YOUTUBE Curator page hosted by Fab 5 Freddy. Check out his new ART Concept on the video. It’s a jewel of a concept. He can’t help but pioneer and “host”

I believe this young man started his career in his teens.
Time has graciously missed him completely by crease or seam.

Some are lucky to find one purpose while Fab has found many.
When it comes to pioneering opportunities – his name comes up plenty.

I’ve noticed that his eyes still gleam when he’s talking about his ART.
I fancy the Legends mindI’m a digger of deep intellect & smarts.

Heightened knowledge is sound and Longevity is key,
I’m Qui

PURPOSE‘ful in my Griot formatspost educated by Fab 2+3.

I bet’cha didn’t know that. Oooo Weee.
His Knowledgable PURPOSE has also influenced me.


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Unsung Exhibitions

In Networking on January 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

A Networking Conglomerate

Welcome to Gallery Qui is a magazine that focuses on honoring creative talents. Staple American Artist like Rembrandt, Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Andy Warhol, Fab 5 Freddy, etc. have works that are readily available in upscale galleries all over the world –and they very well should . But what about that “artist dude” that you met when you had your portrait done in that little town on beach?

The finished product is still – by far – one of the most amazing works of art that you’ve ever seen, (never mind the fact the pic of you). With the exception of him signing the bottom of the canvas you’ve not ever seen or heard of his name again?

Well we’d love to share your experience with you and even yield some global EXPOSURE for that “artist dude too. So send us your stories and pictures of your “custom made art” (..ie your cd, your short film, YOUR PRODUCTIVE GOODS) to share with the wwworld. Local talent doesn’t have to be limited by the distance of physical relativity anymore. — ART IS GLOBAL — and so are we.

Welcome to Qui Entertainment Magazine,
Let the GOOD Conversation begin.