A Few Artists Perceptions on George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor

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The secret to purchasing contemporary art successfully is looking for pieces that will not only speak to you now but also to millions in the future. The protests surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor will likely be remembered for centuries. It’s a moment, unlike any in recent memories. I’ve selected a few artists who showcased their work on Instagram who have created work that may capture this moment:

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A feeling we know all too well...

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Christen Austin

Christen Austin’s work has indeed developed over the past few years, moving from exact replicas of celebrities towards creating a unique identity and perception. The above piece truly encapsulates what many African Americans feel during this moment. Austin is undoubtedly an artist to watch. If you’re interested in purchasing an original, you can contact her at caustinarts.com

Nina Chanel Abney

Nina Chanel Abney, whose work is currently exhibited at the Barnes Foundation, has also created pieces relevant to the events at hand. Her official website can be viewed here: https://ninachanel.com/

The 3rd Precinct from a Far

Kambui Olujimi

In response to this post, Olujimi said:

“There’s a popular notion that riots are just spontaneous outbursts of emotion, a visceral response to a single incident, but they are not. These actions are the result of persistent and untenable conditions that are willfully ignored, what I call the ‘silent-state riot’. I wanted to make something that will not allow us to forget this moment, and the countless lives that have led to this.”

To purchase an original, click here: https://kambuiolujimi.com/about

Other Honorable Mentions

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