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Guess Who?

wildwildwest

wildwildwest

Let’s have some fun. I figured on this one I’d let YOU give it a title, and a story. And I’ll pick the best one, and send them  a signed Gicleé of it.

Hmmm. Now who are we talking about?

All Hail the King

andregiant

andregiant

In a world full of fashion royalty, this brotha has been holding in down  at Vogue for years, keeping things…FIERCE! It was an honor to create this portrait of him. All hail the King, Andre Leon Talley.

Mother and Son

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motherandson1

 

Mother and Son – mixed media on canvas 16″ x 20″

From my hood to your hood, dedicated to all the mother’s who have lost sons, and all the sons who have lost mothers:

 

There is perhaps no relationship, no love more universal than that between mother and child, be it son or daughter. But I speak of sons because I have intimate knowledge of their mischievous musings and oft failings. Youthful  recollections have permanently etched the knowledge that, in a mothers eyes  and her heart,  heaven on earth can be found even for the most incorrigible. Her bosom bestows sainthood upon rogues, and is  life’s eternal respite.


And so it is with drips and splatters of paint and ink, and washes of earthen hues that a humble tribute is offered. This painting a permanent recording of one of life’s greatest love stories to be retold by men who know every page and verse. Or perhaps it is nothing more than a small pebble tossed into life’s pond offering a pleasant reminder, or perhaps solace and comfort to some mother or her son. – TMNK

Commission Me

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work_in_progress

 

Want me to take your story, a special experience in your life and transform it into a unique one-of-a-kind TMNK painting?

Cool. That’s what I’m doing right now for a few collectors, (Yours should be finished next week Steve – wink). They can take me anywhere from a week to two weeks, so plan ahead.  - TMNK

Great Train Robbery

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trainrob1_enviro1

 

Mixed Media on Canvas – 28″ x 70″ A wise Investment – (click here to add to your collection)

All The King’s Men (Day 29 of 100) First 100 Days

allthekingsmen

allthekingsmen

All The King’s Men (Day 29 of 100) First 100 Days – mixed media on masonite (18″ x 24″)

“The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. ” – Walter Lippmann

So, whose bright idea was it again to appoint Senator Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary? - TMNK

Fashion Icon Makes Time for Art NOBODY

carolinaherrera

carolinaherrera

Well known fashion designer Carolina Herrera was met by a throng of adoring photographers after her recent show at Fashion Week 2009 held in Bryant Park. Of course she was, act like you know, SHE’S CAROLINA HERRERA

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So, there I was with my little rinky-dink camera, and after the flashes subsided, I simply asked, “Excuse Me, Ms. Herrera, is there any possibility that YOU would take a picture with a New York street artist some call a NOBODY.” And to my surprise she turned around quicky, and said “You’re not a nobody, I’ve heard of you, I’d be glad too.” GTFOOH!!! For realz! You think I was shocked?  All of a sudden, the paparazzi (who I had been nonchalantly  hanging backstage with all morning)  poppin of with the shots/flashes like we we’re at the Oscars or something. Then after Ms. Herrera  departed, they where on me, taking more  pictures, and asking, “WHO ARE YOU?” “How, Why does Carolina Herrera know YOU? ” LOL -

Come on yo, I’m just an artist, I’m Nobody – But this classy fashion Icon sure had your boyyyyeee feeling like he was somebody today.

Carolina Herrera, A classy brand, designed by a very classy lady. Thank you Lady Carolina. – TMNK

A Prayer For Peace

peaceprayer

peaceprayer

PEACE PRAYER – mixed media on masonite (12″ x 24″ approx)

I’ve never been overly religious, yet I do believe in God. I believe in a God regardless of the name we call him that sees ALL of us as his children. A God who must truly be saddened by our violent destruction of each other.

So this morning I pray. Please, no more senseless loss of life. Please let us find more things that we share in common, than we find differences to fight over. Please let us learn to love and respect others that are different than us, realizing we’re all the same, humans.

This morning, I pray for PEACE within me, and the world I inhabit. – TMNK

Nobody Promoting Free Concert

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free_concert

 
Free Concert – Mixed Media on masonite (18″ x 24″) (click here to purchase)

I awakened this morning with the idea of promoting a “Free Concert.” But instead  of  as traditionally is the case, where free concerts are hosted in local public parks, the concert I’m promoting will be held worldwide IN THE HEART. I love Music. And Music is the international language of love. With so much violence and hate in the world, I thought it would be nice if we could all attend a free concert celebrating our collective humanity.

The concert is being held TODAY (and everyday) at noon. To attend just rock your favorite tune at 12 Noon, and then with LOVE, PEACE, AND JOY in your heart, close your eyes and dance, and imagine the rest of the world dancing with you. After all, sooner or later we all dance together.

What’s YOUR song?  I wonder WHo will  be attending, and what they’ll be  listening to at TODAY’s FREE CONCERT in the HEART? - TMNK

Nobody Goes To Washington: The First 100 DAYS


Yes TMNK aka NOBODY is heading to Washington, DC for the Inauguration of Barack Obama, our Nation’s newly elected President. This will be an historically significant moment for our nation, and as you might imagine for this artist. I look forward to sharing the stories and images of the people I meet during this historic journey. Yet for me there’s something more important than my being able to say NOBODY WAS THERE. Much like Martin Luther King, Jr’s great “I HAVE A DREAM” speech inspired a nation, something Barack Obama said during his campaign has echoed in my head since first hearing it: “TOGETHER, ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.” Hmmm I thought, which led to me thinking, “EVEN A NOBODY LIKE ME COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”
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And so I will on his first day of office begin to throw my seemingly insignificant pebble into the pond, and see where the ripples go. In fact I plan to throw 100 such pebbles, by creating a NEW Obama Painting each day for the first 100 Days of his Presidency, then auctioning them on Ebay, and donating 50% of the proceeds to charity via Ebay’s Giving works. Each day I will pick a new charity to be the recipient of my small act of charity.
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Will the amount of money raised/donated be significant? I don’t know but I hope like my previous acts of creativity, that my FIRST 100 DAYS project will inspire others to think of ways that they too can make a difference . Cause given the mess left by his predecessor, it appears my boyeee Obama is going to need all the help he can get.
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I’ll do the best I can, one day at a time. Because, this NOBODY Cares. – TMNK