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THE 10 BLCK PRISM ART COLLECTING COMMANDMENTS

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...

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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.

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Let 'em know your next move. We can’t thrive in silence. Share dope Black art and hot emerging artists. Let’s build together.

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Never trust no-bo-dy. Trust yourself. Trust your own eyes.

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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.

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Put that crack where you rest at. Your home is the most important place to put that fire art. Surround yourself daily.

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That goddamn credit? Don’t dead it. Art appreciates. Invest in the future.

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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.

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Always keep that weight on you! Collecting begins when you start surrounding yourself with meaningful expression. Keep lookin’ everyday.

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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’.

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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...

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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."
Andre Woolery - Bio and Artist Statement

Andre Woolery - Bio and Artist Statement

The N-Word Conversation. What exists in the space between the 'er' and the 'a'?

The N-Word Conversation. What exists in the space between the 'er' and the 'a'?