THE 10 BLCK PRISM ART COLLECTING COMMANDMENTS
As Biggie said "I've been in this game for years, it made me a animal. There's rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual. A step-by-step booklet for you to get your game on track, not your wig pushed back." Presenting...
Never let no one know, how much you don’t know cause if you can see and have a mind you already know enough to start.
Let 'em know your next move. We can’t thrive in silence. Share dope Black art and hot emerging artists. Let’s build together.
Never trust no-bo-dy. Trust yourself. Trust your own eyes.
I know you heard this before. Keep gettin' high on your own supply. Make sure you have a supply of art in your life at all times, then keep lookin’ at it.
Put that crack where you rest at. Your home is the most important place to put that fire art. Surround yourself daily.
That goddamn credit? Don’t dead it. Art appreciates. Invest in the future.
This rule is so underrated, don’t keep your sight and heart completely separated. Mix what you see with how you feel and explore it. Don’t just look.
Always keep that weight on you! Collecting begins when you start surrounding yourself with meaningful expression. Keep lookin’ everyday.
Shoulda been Number 1 to me, if you ain't gettin' money stay the fuck from galleries. Your best bet is to find someone emerging, invest and wait ‘till they start hittin’.
A strong word called consignment. Strictly for live men, not for freshmen. If you ain't got the budget, don’t say "hell no!” 'cause collecting is a journey and doesn’t have to start with a lot of money. Work your way up.
Follow these rules you'll have mad bread to break up...Gotta go, gotta go, more pics to paint up, word up.
TIME FOR A BLACK ART BREAK! Quick snacks of Black art to keep your eyes satisfied...
The King of New York by Barron Clairborne. He was hired by Rap Pages for a cover shoot. "I really planned out this photo, and I had a definite vision for what I wanted. I had already photographed Big one time before in a white suit for Rolling Stone Magazine. I generally didn’t shoot a lot of rappers because the aesthetic wasn’t my thing. For this shoot, I told Big’s team that I wasn’t interested in photographing if he was just gonna wear sweatpants. And I liked the symbolism of the crown. So, when I told them the overall idea, Big was up for it. When you asked him to do a picture, he never complained."