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20 Pieces of Black Hair Art 2021 | The Strategist

Photo: Jordan Moss

While Black hair is art, Black hair has also inspired all sorts of other works of art, from barbershop paintings to giant barrette sculptures to gorgeous coffee-table books. To uncover the best of the best out there, we reached out to the coolest artists, curators, and store owners we know to learn about some of their favorite pieces of Black hair art. Ahead, 20 prints, books, objects, and museum

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What’s an NFT? Erika Alexander is using it to urge Black creative control : TheGrio

Erika Alexander attends Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” Premiere and Reception at Metrograph on September 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Hulu)

In America, Black people are always getting robbed. First, we were stolen from various nations in Africa (yes, POWs traded away count as theft), then our labor was stolen for over 400 years, then our human rights under Jim Crow for another 150 years. When plundering our bodies and labor wasn’t enough, stealing Black art, music and culture became the norm over the last 70 years.

From Elvis Presley re-packaging Black rock

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What’s an NFT? Erika Alexander is using it to urge Black creative control

OPINION: Creator and actress Erika Alexander may have the answer to saving Black art with the afro-futuristic comic ‘Concrete Park.’

In America, Black people are always getting robbed. First, we were stolen from various nations in Africa (yes, POWs traded away count as theft), then our labor was stolen for over 400 years, then our human rights under Jim Crow for another 150 years. When plundering our bodies and labor wasn’t enough, stealing Black art, music and culture became the norm over the last 70 years.

From Elvis Presley re-packaging Black rock & roll in the 60s to New Kids

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Wood & Green Black Art Haus Partners With NyceCo Prints for Debut Exhibition ‘Inspired By: Jean Michel Basquiat’

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David Ramsey top and Keenan Williams bottom - PHOTO BY SHAWN MISHAK

  • Photo by Shawn Mishak
  • David Ramsey top and Keenan Williams bottom

Fourteen Black and brown artists inspired by 1980s graffiti and the neo-expressionist movement have their work featured in the first exhibition from Wood & Green Black Art Haus, a new gallery project in Cleveland Heights.

“Inspired By: Jean Michel Basquiat” is open now and runs through April 10th.




The Cleveland Heights gallery sings with vibrant Basquiat-inspired works, some baring likenesses of the deceased artist

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