Korean Pop music, or K-Pop rarely reaches global success, so when a group in that genre beats out the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez for an award, it’s a pretty huge deal, regardless of what the award is for. This is how powerful a cult-like following can be in music.
Kevin “Wak” Williams’ artwork has been a staple in numerous Black homes and businesses throughout the country. My grandmother had a large ceiling to floor copy of his paintings “Power of Man” and “Power of Woman.”
It is hard to resist a great “underdog” story. We love hearing about musicians and artists who struggled to get their work out there for years until finally someone gave them once in a lifetime chance. ” But that is only one aspect of the music industry.
Like most brands with lasting legacies, British retailer Kurt Geiger began as a fascinating tale of history, struggle, desire and passion. The son of a Jewish Viennese merchant, Geiger spent most of his childhood working in his family’s drapery business.
At first I found myself staring deeply into an image of an impressionist painting. The strokes of the water and flowers reminded me of the late French Painter ClaudeMonet. As I looked more closely into the texture of the strokes, I discovered a curious glossy top layer similar to photo paper. Unsure if it was just the reflection of my computer screen or something more, I could not help but feel that there was something unusual about this piece. Was I looking at a painting or not?