Archive for March 12th, 2010

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Mar
10

Derrick B. Harden presents “ART THAT I FOUND”

Brooklyn native Derrick B. Harden dazzled the art world last Monday with a solo show called “Art That I Found” at the Chelsea Art Museum in NYC, curated by Nicollette Ramirez.

Recreating art that he found at the prestigious Chelsea Hotel on the day of the event, Harden was able to produce a thoughtful, out of the ordinary show that would capture the attention of one collector who bought out his entire show for sixty times its value.

The catch: although some of the individual pieces in the collection were priced well into the thousands, Harden made the conscious decision to sell his entire show for $1. When I asked him what inspired such a move he said, “I want to be the best selling artist and what better way to do that than by making the art an affordable fortune.”

To top it all off, after the show Derrick another collector was so eager to purchase work that he bought a signed price sheet for five times the amount of the show: $5.

Now if that’s not selling power I don’t know what is. Expect to see more of Derek B. Harden’s work as he keeps a lot on his artistic plate.

Take a look at some show photos and a video provided to THE INKWELL by D.B. Harden.

Good work Derrick!

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12
Mar
10

Jocelyn Brown: Somebody Else’s Guy

I always tell my little sister that the majority of female singer/songwriters of today couldn’t hold a candlestick to the pioneers that came before them. Not to take anything away from those that put depth and quality into their work, but nothing compares to what was being belted out back when music was music and not cluttered with female self-exploitation.

Maybe if the radio played a more old school we’d have a little less ass shaking, bill pay requests, female macking and a little more soul in our soul music.

Jocelyn Brown, thanks for the flashback – you rocked my childhood! New artists – take heed, “this” is good music.

SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY

12
Mar
10

Howard Johnson: SO FINE

My appreciation for music comes largly from what I listened to growing up as a child. Thankfully, my mother had a great ear for music. Mom, this flashback is dedicated to you. Thanks for always keeping the house filled with the right sounds.

I found and old video of Howard Johnson performing “So Fine” on SOUL TRAIN and I also added the song so you guys could listen to it clearly. It was definitely one of my favorite songs growing up!

Enjoy!

Howard Johnson live on SOUL TRAIN

SO FINE

12
Mar
10

Michael Jackson Goes Clay

Let’s just say my generation had it good – real, real good. Mike, we miss you – California Raisin’s, we miss you too.

12
Mar
10

FIDEL IS DEAD

Spotted this somewhere in SoHo if I’m correct.

12
Mar
10

A little slice of Cali

I spent three months in Downtown LA between April & July of last year. I’d often skate from the house over to little Tokyo.

This is a little pic I snapped while heading to one of my favorite sneaker spots.

12
Mar
10

Introducing THE CIVIL WARS @THECIVILWARS

Thanks to the always wonderful music featured on Grey’s Anatomy and a quick google search for episode discography, I am now the proud new fan of a band called THE CIVIL WARS.

The song, “Poison & Wine” is beautiful on so many levels and speaks to the true nature of love, its joys and pains and recognizing the power it posseses.

My search bought me to their video which is as impressive as the song. These two are really on to something! I can’t wait to hear more songs from them. If they’re anything like “Poison & Wine” I have a feeling I’m going to love all their work.

Thanks Grey’s Anatomy for continuing to introduce me to new and moving music. Thank you THE CIVIL WARS for that amazing song.

POISON & WINE




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