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Kadir Nelson has illustrated well known speeches and songs and partnered with celebrities to bring stories to life. His talent has earned him 4 Coretta Scott King Book Award wins. #IHAVEADREAM #KADIRNELSON #DANCINGINTHEWINGS #ILLUSTRATION #POF https://buff.ly/2McWGho
La belle Une du @newyorkermag avec Aretha Franklin. Un dessin de @kadirnelson. Merci à @coverjunkie qui signale les plus belles Unes des magazines !
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A FEW HOURS after Aretha Franklin died, Kadir Nelson delivered an illustration of the Queen of Soul that will grace the cover of The New Yorker magazine’s Aug. 27 issue. The emotional illustration depicts Franklin in profile. Wearing a choir robe, her head is thrown back as she belts out a song. The image is not immediately recognizable as the work of of Nelson who has illustrated nearly a dozen covers for The New Yorker. Rather, it evokes the work of another artist, Charles White (1918-1979), who is known for his realist images depicting black people with strength and dignity. Nelson’s cover is inspired by a particular work by White, his 1957 ink drawing “Folksinger” of and owned by Harry Belafonte.

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A FEW HOURS after Aretha Franklin died, Kadir Nelson delivered an illustration of the Queen of Soul that will grace the cover of The New Yorker magazine’s Aug. 27 issue. The emotional illustration depicts Franklin in profile. Wearing a choir robe, her head is thrown back as she belts out a song. The image is not immediately recognizable as the work of of Nelson who has illustrated nearly a dozen covers for The New Yorker. Rather, it evokes the work of another artist, Charles White (1918-1979), who is known for his realist images depicting black people with strength and dignity. Nelson’s cover is inspired by a particular work by White, his 1957 ink drawing “Folksinger” of and owned by Harry Belafonte. #hamptonartlovers  #kadirnelson 
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Check out “The Queen of Soul” (after Charles White’s “Folk Singer”) by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson #newyorkermagazine
“The Queen of Soul” de Kadir Nelson. Hommage à Aretha Franklyn en couverture du @newyorkermag .
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Check out “The Queen of Soul” (after Charles White’s “Folk Singer”) by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
There is no photo that can truly capture the beauty of Katie Nelson’s portrait of Ms. Henrietta Lacks. If you can, stop by the National Portrait Gallery in DC to see it up close. #kadirnelson #kadirnelsonart #henriettalacks #art #portrait #nationalportraitgallery
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Check out “The Queen of Soul” by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
#sneakpeak Artist Kadir Nelson illustrates a young Aretha Franklin in a moment of spiritual ecstasy for THE NEW YORKER (Aug 27, 2018). Cover title, 'The Queen of Soul" 🤗
Before you @ me "that doesn't look like her" ,  two thoughts 🤔
(1.) Portraits capture the essence  of their subject and the ood of the occasion; I don't expect portraits to irror exactly what 'she looks like
🤔 (2) Kadir Nelson's drawing may be  inspired by photos of Aretha Franklin's first  Columbia Records recording sessions, Aug. 1, 1960 📸 credit: Don Hunstein
🤔 (3)  Aretha Franklin has a long, elegant neck which @kadirnelson captures here . we forget of this beauty because she had such a love affair with feathers h/t
 @RachelSyme who noted on Twitter Aretha's signature boa look - her feathers and fur collars covers her neck in photos 😍

#RIPArethaFranklin #newyorkermagazine #KadirNelson #donhunstein
#sneakpeak  Artist Kadir Nelson illustrates a young Aretha Franklin in a moment of spiritual ecstasy for THE NEW YORKER (Aug 27, 2018). Cover title, 'The Queen of Soul" 🤗 Before you @ me "that doesn't look like her" , two thoughts 🤔 (1.) Portraits capture the essence of their subject and the ood of the occasion; I don't expect portraits to irror exactly what 'she looks like 🤔 (2) Kadir Nelson's drawing may be inspired by photos of Aretha Franklin's first Columbia Records recording sessions, Aug. 1, 1960 📸 credit: Don Hunstein 🤔 (3) Aretha Franklin has a long, elegant neck which @kadirnelson captures here . we forget of this beauty because she had such a love affair with feathers h/t @RachelSyme who noted on Twitter Aretha's signature boa look - her feathers and fur collars covers her neck in photos 😍 #RIPArethaFranklin  #newyorkermagazine  #KadirNelson  #donhunstein 
Check out “The Queen of Soul” by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
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Just incredible! Kadir Nelson’s Aretha Franklin cover for The New Yorker gives me all the feels. RIP Queen! #arethafranklin #kadirnelson #thenewyorker
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The queen of soul.
Iconique une du @newyorkermag illustrée par le merveilleux @kadirnelson dont je suis fan. 
#greatest @kadirnelson #kadirnelson #genius #arethafranklin #tribute #newyorker #pray #thevoice
Beautiful Artwork from @kadirnelson -  Check out “The Queen of Soul” by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson - #regrann  #artoninstagram #magazinecover
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Check out “The Queen of Soul” by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
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Check out “The Queen of Soul” by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
Tu sì che eri una Queen
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Illustrazione di @kadirnelson
#arethafranklin #arethafranklintribute #aretha #soul #queen #music #newyorker #illustration #rensta #kadirnelson #repost #TNYcovers
Check out “The Queen of Soul” (after Charles White’s “Folk Singer”) by @kadirnelson for the cover of @newyorkermag #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson
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An early look at next week's cover, “The Queen of Soul,” by @kadirnelson. #TNYcovers
👑 by #KadirNelson  #Repost  @newyorkermag ・・・ An early look at next week's cover, “The Queen of Soul,” by @kadirnelson. #TNYcovers 
Listen...this relationship @newyorkermag and @kadirnelson have going on this year is just...😍😍😍 #arethafranklin #riparethafranklin #queenofsoul #kadirnelson #newyorkermagazine #thenewyorker #kidlitart #kidlitillustrator #kidlitillustration
May you rest in peace after all you've offered us ❤
Artwork by #kadirnelson in memory of #ArethaFraklin for #thenewyorkermagazine
Me at work. "Eustace Negro" by @kadirnelson #kadirnelson
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Visit the blog for all things art. Link in bio. 🌈🌈 @theelixirart
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Me at work. "Eustace Negro" by @kadirnelson #kadirnelson  . . Visit the blog for all things art. Link in bio. 🌈🌈 @theelixirart . . #theelixirart  #art  #draw  #sketch  #paint  #graffiti  #modernart  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryartist  #contemporarypainting  #oilpainting  #abstractart  #design  #mixedmedia  #artblogger  #ukblogger  #iloveart  #artaddict  #artcollective  #artistoninstagram  #artdaily  #arty  #aesthetic  #creative  #visualart  #visualcreator  🌈🌈🌈
Next week’s cover for the New Yorker. Rendering by Kadir Nelson. @newyorkermag #arethalives #arethafranklin #newyorkercover #newyorkercovers #queenofsoul #aretha #kadirnelson
@newyorkermag tribute to the #queenofsoul legend @arethasings  #RIP cover by Kadir Nelson #BlackExcellence #newyorkermagazine #kadirnelson #arethafranklin #arethafranklintribute
@kadirnelson is one of my favorite children’s book illustrators. I was super excited to see this large scale painting by him hanging in the National Portrait Gallery downtown...
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I’ll be posting each painting I was struck by at my museum visit as it’s own post...too beautiful not to.
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#nationalportraitgallery #kadirnelson #henriettalacks #representationmatters #blackartmatters
I put that bookcase together myself. Like all of the bookcases in my life. (all #IKEA) but this bookcase has some of the Hooligans books that are at my place. The #Babylit and #Puffins are at their home boxed up because they are moving. I’m a nice Aunt like that. I guess you can say this #Bookstack theme (not really) books I bought for the children in my life. 📚
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ETA: I’m aware they’re missing a 5 of the Puffin Classics, 4 of the Puffin Pantone’s, 6 of the Babylit Alphabet books and the 6 Babylit Storybooks. I might try the Storybooks only because the 4 year old and 6 year old have started paying attention to what the 7 year old is reading. 
#AKidsBookcase #GibbsSmith #GregPaprocki #STEAM #JadenTouissant #PenguinPantone
#HarryPotter #BarnesAndNobleChildrensClassics #Scholastic #RoyalDiaries #JaneYolen #KadirNelson #PuffinClassics #PuffinPixel #PuffinChalk #PuffinBloom #BookStack #Bookstagram #Bookgram #Booklover #BookAHolic #BookAddict
I put that bookcase together myself. Like all of the bookcases in my life. (all #IKEA ) but this bookcase has some of the Hooligans books that are at my place. The #Babylit  and #Puffins  are at their home boxed up because they are moving. I’m a nice Aunt like that. I guess you can say this #Bookstack  theme (not really) books I bought for the children in my life. 📚 📚 📚 ETA: I’m aware they’re missing a 5 of the Puffin Classics, 4 of the Puffin Pantone’s, 6 of the Babylit Alphabet books and the 6 Babylit Storybooks. I might try the Storybooks only because the 4 year old and 6 year old have started paying attention to what the 7 year old is reading. #AKidsBookcase  #GibbsSmith  #GregPaprocki  #STEAM  #JadenTouissant  #PenguinPantone  #HarryPotter  #BarnesAndNobleChildrensClassics  #Scholastic  #RoyalDiaries  #JaneYolen  #KadirNelson  #PuffinClassics  #PuffinPixel  #PuffinChalk  #PuffinBloom  #BookStack  #Bookstagram  #Bookgram  #Booklover  #BookAHolic  #BookAddict 
Olivia picked out her five books to read for the week and this is one, which I'm sure it will probably be every week. This is our favorite book to read. It's hilarious but has a beautiful message about believing in yourself. I bought this book when Laila was around 3 she loved it then and loves it at 13. Olivia laughed so hard at the second image with the two frogs in tutu's!!! @therealdebbieallen thank you for sharing this amazing book with us all it will forever be apart of our family reading time. 
Leave me a message or tag me and let me know your families favorite books to read together.
Olivia picked out her five books to read for the week and this is one, which I'm sure it will probably be every week. This is our favorite book to read. It's hilarious but has a beautiful message about believing in yourself. I bought this book when Laila was around 3 she loved it then and loves it at 13. Olivia laughed so hard at the second image with the two frogs in tutu's!!! @therealdebbieallen thank you for sharing this amazing book with us all it will forever be apart of our family reading time. Leave me a message or tag me and let me know your families favorite books to read together.
Happy birthday to Anna Julia Cooper, a scholar, author, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Cooper was born on August 10, 1858, in Raleigh, NC. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper by my brother, the genius Kadir Nelson/ @kadirnelson. #stamps #BlackHeritage #OnThisDay #kadirnelson #Genius.
Happy birthday to Anna Julia Cooper, a scholar, author, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Cooper was born on August 10, 1858, in Raleigh, NC. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper by my brother, the genius Kadir Nelson/ @kadirnelson. #stamps  #BlackHeritage  #OnThisDay  #kadirnelson  #Genius .
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HBD to AnnaJuliaCooper, a scholar, author, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Cooper was born on August 10, 1858, in Raleigh, NC. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper by @kadirnelson #stamps #BlackHeritage #HappyBirthday #OnThisDay #kadirnelson #artfriday #misstsbookroom
HBD to AnnaJuliaCooper, a scholar, author, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Cooper was born on August 10, 1858, in Raleigh, NC. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper by @kadirnelson #stamps #BlackHeritage #HappyBirthday #OnThisDay #kadirnelson
HBD to AnnaJuliaCooper, a scholar, author, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Cooper was born on August 10, 1858, in Raleigh, NC. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper by @kadirnelson #stamps  #BlackHeritage  #HappyBirthday  #OnThisDay  #kadirnelson 
Yes, Grandfather Rolihlahla (#inmyhead)! Stay consistent... You will get there. And keep sharing the link to your #crowdfund because someone out there supports your efforts and wants to help you... #blahblahblah 😘! 🕶💜🕶 #notestoself #dowhatyoucan
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Have you gifted a kid the Mandela biography by #kadirnelson?! It's a must-have!
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#dontgiveup #keepgoing #dreambigger #dreamalittledream #selflessservice #dreambig #bigdreams #nelsonmandela #mandelaquotes #quoteoftheday #lifelessons #lifegoals #ambitiousgirl #givingback #ittakesavillage #ittakesheart #donationsneeded #pleaseandthanks #wecandothis #onelove #helpthyneighbor #supportsmallbusiness #peoplesellingpassion #givewhatyoucan
Yes, Grandfather Rolihlahla (#inmyhead )! Stay consistent... You will get there. And keep sharing the link to your #crowdfund  because someone out there supports your efforts and wants to help you... #blahblahblah  😘! 🕶💜🕶 #notestoself  #dowhatyoucan  :: Have you gifted a kid the Mandela biography by #kadirnelson ?! It's a must-have! . . . . . #dontgiveup  #keepgoing  #dreambigger  #dreamalittledream  #selflessservice  #dreambig  #bigdreams  #nelsonmandela  #mandelaquotes  #quoteoftheday  #lifelessons  #lifegoals  #ambitiousgirl  #givingback  #ittakesavillage  #ittakesheart  #donationsneeded  #pleaseandthanks  #wecandothis  #onelove  #helpthyneighbor  #supportsmallbusiness  #peoplesellingpassion  #givewhatyoucan 
This story is full of messages about generosity and compassion! It is a terrific resource that gives your children a glimpse of how sharing with others not only blesses their lives, but yours as well. The illustrations are colorful and add some humor to the story as well.
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If You Plant A Seed is written and illustrated by @kadirnelson. Published by @balzerandbray.
This story is full of messages about generosity and compassion! It is a terrific resource that gives your children a glimpse of how sharing with others not only blesses their lives, but yours as well. The illustrations are colorful and add some humor to the story as well. . If You Plant A Seed is written and illustrated by @kadirnelson. Published by @balzerandbray.
Went back to National Portrait Gallery. True treasure. Portrait of Henrietta Lacks by Kadir Nelson#nationalportraitgallery #kadirnelson #tryingtocatchuponwhatweshouldallknow
Who greeted me when I walked in the door? The woman with the most significant contribution to human history (though it was stolen from her)---#HenriettaLacks. Let's argue. 🎨 by Kadir Nelson .
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#theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks #science #medicine #portrait #black #blackhistory #historical #kadirnelson #blackwoman #johnshopkins #cells #cure #fuckcancer #medical #art #oiloncanvas #gallery #smithsonian #saam #blackart #roanoke
#KadirNelson’s portrait of #HenriettaLacks is probably one of my favorite portraits @smithsoniannpg (so many symbolic details, and if you haven’t read the @smithsonianmagazine article on it—you’re missing out!)
#KadirNelson ’s portrait of #HenriettaLacks  is probably one of my favorite portraits @smithsoniannpg (so many symbolic details, and if you haven’t read the @smithsonianmagazine article on it—you’re missing out!)
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word "love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace - not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth. #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson ❤️❤️❤️
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word "love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace - not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth. #jamesbaldwin  #kadirnelson  ❤️❤️❤️
My birthday wish for everybody reading this post:
Do more of what you love.
Take time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for.
Use the China in your cabinet. Wear your ‘good’ clothes to go to the store. Open that bottle of wine for dinner on any night you want. 
The special occasion is NOW.
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Look back on this last circle around the sun and figure out if it has gotten you closer to what sets your soul on fire. 
Yes? Awesome, keep going. 
No? Not a problem. Plot out a course and get to it.
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My God has granted me too many opportunities to come back after catastrophe, pain, embarrassment and humiliation. I am taking advantage of the blessing.  I hope you do the same.
It took me FOREVER to love myself and the life I have been so blessed to live. So now I feel compelled to SHARE what I have learned and have, in hopes that it gets others to their desires.
Leos stand up!
Happy Birthday, Cuzzo @AishaCorrea!!
BDay Blessings:
*Autographed photo of @Nas album cover
** @StagsLeapWineCellars ‘Hands Of Time’ Red Wine
***First Edition, First Printing ‘We Are The Ship’ by @KadirNelson
****Clams on the half shell
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#HappyBirthdayToMe #44Baby #EmbraceWhoYouAreAtThisMoment #ILoveMyLife #LeoBirthday #Leo #LeosRock #Lioness #DoingBigThangs #ChasingDreams #Cheers #ChicksWithMDs #StellaJonesAuthor #StellaJonesParanormalRomance #Docpreneur #LoopPlasticSurgerySC #DreamBig #NasFan #ILoveHipHop 
#Nas #NasirJones #HipHopSavedMyLife #HipHop #AbsoluteValue #TahPhrumDuhBush
#ClamsOnTheHalfShell #StagsLeapWineCellars #KadirNelson #LivingWithMS
My birthday wish for everybody reading this post: Do more of what you love. Take time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for. Use the China in your cabinet. Wear your ‘good’ clothes to go to the store. Open that bottle of wine for dinner on any night you want. The special occasion is NOW. * Look back on this last circle around the sun and figure out if it has gotten you closer to what sets your soul on fire. Yes? Awesome, keep going. No? Not a problem. Plot out a course and get to it. ** My God has granted me too many opportunities to come back after catastrophe, pain, embarrassment and humiliation. I am taking advantage of the blessing. I hope you do the same. It took me FOREVER to love myself and the life I have been so blessed to live. So now I feel compelled to SHARE what I have learned and have, in hopes that it gets others to their desires. Leos stand up! Happy Birthday, Cuzzo @AishaCorrea!! BDay Blessings: *Autographed photo of @Nas album cover ** @StagsLeapWineCellars ‘Hands Of Time’ Red Wine ***First Edition, First Printing ‘We Are The Ship’ by @KadirNelson ****Clams on the half shell . . . . . #HappyBirthdayToMe  #44Baby  #EmbraceWhoYouAreAtThisMoment  #ILoveMyLife  #LeoBirthday  #Leo  #LeosRock  #Lioness  #DoingBigThangs  #ChasingDreams  #Cheers  #ChicksWithMDs  #StellaJonesAuthor  #StellaJonesParanormalRomance  #Docpreneur  #LoopPlasticSurgerySC  #DreamBig  #NasFan  #ILoveHipHop  #Nas  #NasirJones  #HipHopSavedMyLife  #HipHop  #AbsoluteValue  #TahPhrumDuhBush  #ClamsOnTheHalfShell  #StagsLeapWineCellars  #KadirNelson  #LivingWithMS 
My birthday wish for everybody reading this post:
Do more of what you love.
Take time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for.
Use the China in your cabinet. Wear your ‘good’ clothes to go to the store. Open that bottle of wine for dinner on any night you want. 
The special occasion is NOW.
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Look back on this last circle around the sun and figure out if it has gotten you closer to what sets your soul on fire. 
Yes? Awesome, keep going. 
No? Not a problem. Plot out a course and get to it.
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My God has granted me too many opportunities to come back after catastrophe, pain, embarrassment and humiliation. I am taking advantage of the blessing.  I hope you do the same.
It took me FOREVER to love myself and the life I have been so blessed to live. So now I feel compelled to SHARE what I have learned and have, in hopes that it gets others to their desires.
Leos stand up!
Happy Birthday, Cuzzo @AishaCorrea!!
BDay Blessings:
*Autographed photo of @Nas album cover
** @StagsLeapWineCellars ‘Hands Of Time’ Red Wine
***First Edition, First Printing ‘We Are The Ship’ by @KadirNelson
****Clams on the half shell
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#HappyBirthdayToMe #44Baby #EmbraceWhoYouAreAtThisMoment #ILoveMyLife #LeoBirthday #Leo #LeosRock #Lioness #DoingBigThangs #ChasingDreams #Cheers #ChicksWithMDs #StellaJonesAuthor #StellaJonesParanormalRomance #Docpreneur #LoopPlasticSurgerySC #DreamBig #NasFan #ILoveHipHop 
#Nas #NasirJones #HipHopSavedMyLife #HipHop #AbsoluteValue #TahPhrumDuhBush
#ClamsOnTheHalfShell #StagsLeapWineCellars #KadirNelson #LivingWithMS
My birthday wish for everybody reading this post: Do more of what you love. Take time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for. Use the China in your cabinet. Wear your ‘good’ clothes to go to the store. Open that bottle of wine for dinner on any night you want. The special occasion is NOW. * Look back on this last circle around the sun and figure out if it has gotten you closer to what sets your soul on fire. Yes? Awesome, keep going. No? Not a problem. Plot out a course and get to it. ** My God has granted me too many opportunities to come back after catastrophe, pain, embarrassment and humiliation. I am taking advantage of the blessing. I hope you do the same. It took me FOREVER to love myself and the life I have been so blessed to live. So now I feel compelled to SHARE what I have learned and have, in hopes that it gets others to their desires. Leos stand up! Happy Birthday, Cuzzo @AishaCorrea!! BDay Blessings: *Autographed photo of @Nas album cover ** @StagsLeapWineCellars ‘Hands Of Time’ Red Wine ***First Edition, First Printing ‘We Are The Ship’ by @KadirNelson ****Clams on the half shell . . . . . #HappyBirthdayToMe  #44Baby  #EmbraceWhoYouAreAtThisMoment  #ILoveMyLife  #LeoBirthday  #Leo  #LeosRock  #Lioness  #DoingBigThangs  #ChasingDreams  #Cheers  #ChicksWithMDs  #StellaJonesAuthor  #StellaJonesParanormalRomance  #Docpreneur  #LoopPlasticSurgerySC  #DreamBig  #NasFan  #ILoveHipHop  #Nas  #NasirJones  #HipHopSavedMyLife  #HipHop  #AbsoluteValue  #TahPhrumDuhBush  #ClamsOnTheHalfShell  #StagsLeapWineCellars  #KadirNelson  #LivingWithMS 
Master copy work - Kadir Nelson. Sketch pencil, charcoal and sepia conte. #mastercopy #kadirnelson #inspiration #thenewyorker
Henrietta Lacks, born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951 was a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who got cervical cancer when she was 30. 
A doctor at Johns Hopkins took a piece of her tumor without telling her and sent it down the hall to scientists there who had been trying to grow tissues in culture for decades without success. No one knows why, but her cells never died.
Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. When the cells were taken, they were given the code name HeLa, from the first two letters of her first and last names.
Her cells were essential to developing the polio vaccine. They went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to cells in zero gravity. Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in-vitro fertilization.
Henrietta is popularly known as the "mother of modern medicine."
In 2017, Kadir Nelson, an American artist and illustrator was commissioned by HBO to create a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, which is full of symbolism. 
In the background of the painting, there appears to be patterned wallpaper, but if you look closely you will see that the pattern looks like cell cultures. Her dress also has a pattern inspired by cells and is missing several buttons that represent the cells taken from her. She holds a bible in front of the part of her body that the cells were taken from.
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Culled from: smithsonianmag.com
#history #henriettalacks #cells #medicine #mother #ivf #vaccine #polio #legend #hero #heroine #clone #body #portraits #portrait #dress #wall #art #artist #artistry #kadirnelson #worldart #hbo #artofig #artsgram #bible #artgram #artistsoninstagram #honor #belvamagazine
Henrietta Lacks, born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951 was a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who got cervical cancer when she was 30. A doctor at Johns Hopkins took a piece of her tumor without telling her and sent it down the hall to scientists there who had been trying to grow tissues in culture for decades without success. No one knows why, but her cells never died. Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. When the cells were taken, they were given the code name HeLa, from the first two letters of her first and last names. Her cells were essential to developing the polio vaccine. They went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to cells in zero gravity. Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in-vitro fertilization. Henrietta is popularly known as the "mother of modern medicine." In 2017, Kadir Nelson, an American artist and illustrator was commissioned by HBO to create a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, which is full of symbolism. In the background of the painting, there appears to be patterned wallpaper, but if you look closely you will see that the pattern looks like cell cultures. Her dress also has a pattern inspired by cells and is missing several buttons that represent the cells taken from her. She holds a bible in front of the part of her body that the cells were taken from. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Culled from: smithsonianmag.com #history  #henriettalacks  #cells  #medicine  #mother  #ivf  #vaccine  #polio  #legend  #hero  #heroine  #clone  #body  #portraits  #portrait  #dress  #wall  #art  #artist  #artistry  #kadirnelson  #worldart  #hbo  #artofig  #artsgram  #bible  #artgram  #artistsoninstagram  #honor  #belvamagazine 
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🎨#JamesBaldwin by 👨🏿‍🎨 @kadirnelson for @newyorkermag. "Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death--ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return." - James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time"

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#iamnotyournegro #jamesarthurbaldwin #TheFireNextTime #BlackBrilliance #Prophet #WordWarrior #artist #LiteraryArt #socialjustice #kadirnelson #newyorkermag #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
✊🏾✍🏾📚🖤 #ArtIsAWeapon  🎨#JamesBaldwin  by 👨🏿‍🎨 @kadirnelson for @newyorkermag. "Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death--ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return." - James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time" ____________________ Regrann from @kadirnelson - HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #iamnotyournegro  #jamesarthurbaldwin  #TheFireNextTime  #BlackBrilliance  #Prophet  #WordWarrior  #artist  #LiteraryArt  #socialjustice  #kadirnelson  #newyorkermag  #TraScapades  #ArtIsAWeapon 
HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #iamnotyournegro #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson #newyorkermag
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This week’s book spotlight goes to:
“If You Plant a Seed”
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This was a library discovery for us. I told Bug she could pick one more book before we left if she picked quickly. She rapidly grabbed this one and said she liked the hare on it. Then the librarian commented on the book as we checked out. She said it was a delight for all ages. She was definitely right! •
The story is simple, but packs a punch. Nelson uses short sentences with easy to understand words to craft a powerful message. A message that teaches little minds about the power of our actions and reminds adult minds that what we do and say has repercussions. Nelson relies on the art to tell most of the story. These illustrations are painted and just stunning. I just keep finding myself flipping through this book to see the details and colors. Nelson is a talented artist with both storytelling and painting. I now want to gift this book to every child I know!!! •
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This week’s book spotlight goes to: “If You Plant a Seed” Story & Art by Kadir Nelson @kadirnelson • This was a library discovery for us. I told Bug she could pick one more book before we left if she picked quickly. She rapidly grabbed this one and said she liked the hare on it. Then the librarian commented on the book as we checked out. She said it was a delight for all ages. She was definitely right! • The story is simple, but packs a punch. Nelson uses short sentences with easy to understand words to craft a powerful message. A message that teaches little minds about the power of our actions and reminds adult minds that what we do and say has repercussions. Nelson relies on the art to tell most of the story. These illustrations are painted and just stunning. I just keep finding myself flipping through this book to see the details and colors. Nelson is a talented artist with both storytelling and painting. I now want to gift this book to every child I know!!! • • • • • #redcrayonimagination  #bookrecommendations  #favoritebooks  #bookworms  #childhoodbooks  #childrenslit  #childrenliterature  #kindnessmatters  #fruitsofthespirit  #kadirnelson  #kadirnelsonart  #ifyouplantaseed 
Here is a portrait that seats at the confluence of Art, History & Science. 
Yesterday was the birthday of Henrietta lacks. She would have been 98 years old. 
This portrait of her, jointly owned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and @nmaahc is on view at the Portrait Gallery till Nov 4th. 
Cells taken from her without her consent in 1951 have been extensively used for medical research and vaccines etc....
Her life and that of her immortal cells have been the subject of a best seller in 2010. 
The artist, Kadir Nelson, paid homage to her with a beautiful portrait filled with references to her continued contribution to science and raising questions about the issues of consent. 📷 photo credit Kadir Nelson.
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Here is a portrait that seats at the confluence of Art, History & Science. Yesterday was the birthday of Henrietta lacks. She would have been 98 years old. This portrait of her, jointly owned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and @nmaahc is on view at the Portrait Gallery till Nov 4th. Cells taken from her without her consent in 1951 have been extensively used for medical research and vaccines etc.... Her life and that of her immortal cells have been the subject of a best seller in 2010. The artist, Kadir Nelson, paid homage to her with a beautiful portrait filled with references to her continued contribution to science and raising questions about the issues of consent. 📷 photo credit Kadir Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #henriettalacks  #kadirnelson  #portraitpainting  #blackhistoryfacts  #artblog  #blackartmatters  #figurativepainting  #figurativeart  #storyteller  #visualartist  #visualstoryteller  #contemporary_art  #contemporaryartists  #contemporaryartcollector  #nmaahc  #storyteller  #iloveart  #museumcollection  #artaddict  #africanamericanmuseum  #africanamericanhistory  #artblog  #artnews  #spotlightonartists  #spotlightonart 
@Regrann from @kadirnelson - HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #nativeson #iamnotyournegro #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson #newyorkermag #LEO #blackaugust
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We make it easier to discover children's books with Black characters.Follow the link in our profile to purchase this book and others! www.blackbabybooks.com
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#Repost  @kadirnelson with @get_repost ・・・ HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #nativeson  #iamnotyournegro  #jamesbaldwin  #kadirnelson  #newyorkermag  We make it easier to discover children's books with Black characters.Follow the link in our profile to purchase this book and others! www.blackbabybooks.com . . . . #picturebooks #naturalhairkids  #blackgirlsrock #childrensbooks  #author  #raisingreaders #weneeddiversebooks  #blackgirlfly #representationmatters  #naturalhair #naturalhairdaily  #naturalhairdoescare #naturalhairkidsfeature #naturalhaircommunity  #mochakid #kidsbookstagram  #kidslit  #raisingreaders #earlyliteracy  #kidlit  #readtoyourbabies #blackauthors  #blackgirlmagic  #blackboyjoy 
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HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #nativeson #iamnotyournegro #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson #newyorkermag #48blocksac #acartsfoundation #atlanticcity
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Happy born day brother James.
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HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #nativeson #iamnotyournegro #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson #newyorkermag
HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #iamnotyournegro #jamesbaldwin #kadirnelson #newyorkermag
Yes I took a #picture of my #inspirationboard before I left #Seattle These are the things that #inspired me this month Now cleared for #august Can’t wait to see what twists and turns this month gives me. 
@newyorkermag #newyorker #newyorkercover #firstofthemonth #kadirnelson @kadirnelson #standbyme #iheartsam #pineapple #penpals #unicorn #shakespeare #merchantofvenice #lauraread #pentecost #newyorkercartoons #birthdayinvitation
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Happy birthday to Henrietta Lacks, who would be 98 today! This year her legacy was finally honored at the #NationalPortraitGallery with the portrait below, by #KadirNelson.

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Happy birthday to Henrietta Lacks, who would be 98 today! This year her legacy was finally honored at the #NationalPortraitGallery with the portrait below, by #KadirNelson.

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Happy birthday to Henrietta Lacks, who would be 98 today! This year her legacy was finally honored at the #NationalPortraitGallery with the portrait below, by #KadirNelson.

#CervicalCancer #HeLa #ImmortalCells #Cervivor #WeAreCervivor @kadirnelson
I think learning the history of baseball is as fun as watching a game. ⚾️ #wearetheship #negroleague #baseball #kadirnelson
This. This is historic. The #rwnortonartgallery is now the proud owner of a @kadirnelson that is now on display in our new gallery, “Contemporary Art: Society’s Mirror.”
Shown: “A Hole in the Roof” by Kadir Nelson
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‘JEOPARDY! The official portrait of Shirley Chisholm by Kadir Nelson made an appearance on the game show. “Unbought and Unbossed” #kadirnelson #shirleychisholm #jeopardy’ In a time where many of our national leaders aren’t leading, we need more Shirley Chisholm’s/@shirleychisholmfoundation to appear. Thank you to my brother Kadir/@kadirnelson to remember and inspire. Love > Hate. #EducateYourself #RiseUp #Resist #Vote
‘JEOPARDY! The official portrait of Shirley Chisholm by Kadir Nelson made an appearance on the game show. “Unbought and Unbossed” #kadirnelson  #shirleychisholm  #jeopardy ’ In a time where many of our national leaders aren’t leading, we need more Shirley Chisholm’s/@shirleychisholmfoundation to appear. Thank you to my brother Kadir/@kadirnelson to remember and inspire. Love > Hate. #EducateYourself  #RiseUp  #Resist  #Vote 
JEOPARDY! The official portrait of Shirley Chisholm by @kadirnelson made an appearance on the iconic game show. “Unbought and Unbossed” #kadirnelson #shirleychisholm #jeopardy
JEOPARDY! The official portrait of Shirley Chisholm by @kadirnelson made an appearance on the iconic game show. “Unbought and Unbossed” #kadirnelson  #shirleychisholm  #jeopardy 
While researching the previous post, I came across an article about the new Akron Art Library, an initiative of the Akron Art Museum that allows Akron-Summit County Public Library patrons to use their library cards to check out framed, ready-to-hang artwork from the Main Library.  Library patrons may borrow for a 28-day period and renew the pieces up to five times.
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How cool is that? It's actually more common than you think.  A quick Google search indicates that libraries all over the country provide this service to their communities.  University libraries/museums also have similar programs for their faculty, staff and students.
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The piece here is Mood Indigo (2004) by Kadir Nelson and is part of the Akron Art Library collection.  Mood Indigo appeared on the cover of the children's book, Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange.
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While researching the previous post, I came across an article about the new Akron Art Library, an initiative of the Akron Art Museum that allows Akron-Summit County Public Library patrons to use their library cards to check out framed, ready-to-hang artwork from the Main Library. Library patrons may borrow for a 28-day period and renew the pieces up to five times. . How cool is that? It's actually more common than you think. A quick Google search indicates that libraries all over the country provide this service to their communities. University libraries/museums also have similar programs for their faculty, staff and students. . The piece here is Mood Indigo (2004) by Kadir Nelson and is part of the Akron Art Library collection. Mood Indigo appeared on the cover of the children's book, Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange. . Can you borrow art in your community? If so, leave a comment. Thanks! . #akronartmuseum  #akronlibrary  #akron  #kadirnelson  #libraries  #art  #artcollections  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryartists  #blackartnow 
🐎I am intrigued by this book cover each time I see it! I have yet to read the book but you can just tell by the cover that Thunder Rose is strong, confident and knows who she is!!! And even though it is #nationaldayofthecowboy Thunder Rose is representing the #cowgirls 🌟
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Thunder Rose (2007)
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My Dad loves watching the old black and white cowboy shows! I could never get into them, but I did notice that you rarely saw a black cowboy represented! Did you know that 1 in 4 cowboys in America was black? Swipe to see some awesome photos!!!
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🌟Nat Love was born into slavery in 1854, Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon emancipation Love left for Kansas becoming a cowboy as a cattle-driver! Love learned to read and write as a child and wrote his own autobiography later in life! During a rodeo in 1876 Love won contest in rope, throw, tie, saddle and bronco riding! #natlove was an American Cowboy!
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🌟Bill Pickett was born to a former slave in 1870, Williamson County, Texas. Pickett left school in the 5th grade to become a ranch hand and thus began his passion for riding horses! Pickett invented bulldogging  which is wrestling cattle down by grabbing them by the horns. Pickett and his brothers established The Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and the Rough Riders Association. In 1971 Pickett was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame! Pickett's legacy lives on through the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo! #billpickett was an American Cowboy!
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Bass Reeves was born into slavery in 1838, Crawford County Arkansas. Reeves was the first black deputy U.S. Marshall west of the Mississippi river. And Reeves may have been the inspiration for the Lone Ranger television series! #bassreeves
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🐎I am intrigued by this book cover each time I see it! I have yet to read the book but you can just tell by the cover that Thunder Rose is strong, confident and knows who she is!!! And even though it is #nationaldayofthecowboy  Thunder Rose is representing the #cowgirls  🌟 🐎 Thunder Rose (2007) ✒ #jerdinenolan  🎨 #kadirnelson  @hmhkids 📚 🐎 My Dad loves watching the old black and white cowboy shows! I could never get into them, but I did notice that you rarely saw a black cowboy represented! Did you know that 1 in 4 cowboys in America was black? Swipe to see some awesome photos!!! 🐎 🌟Nat Love was born into slavery in 1854, Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon emancipation Love left for Kansas becoming a cowboy as a cattle-driver! Love learned to read and write as a child and wrote his own autobiography later in life! During a rodeo in 1876 Love won contest in rope, throw, tie, saddle and bronco riding! #natlove  was an American Cowboy! 🐎 🌟Bill Pickett was born to a former slave in 1870, Williamson County, Texas. Pickett left school in the 5th grade to become a ranch hand and thus began his passion for riding horses! Pickett invented bulldogging which is wrestling cattle down by grabbing them by the horns. Pickett and his brothers established The Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and the Rough Riders Association. In 1971 Pickett was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame! Pickett's legacy lives on through the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo! #billpickett  was an American Cowboy! 🐎 🌟 Bass Reeves was born into slavery in 1838, Crawford County Arkansas. Reeves was the first black deputy U.S. Marshall west of the Mississippi river. And Reeves may have been the inspiration for the Lone Ranger television series! #bassreeves  🐎 📚 Think I'll mosey on over to the library soon to see if I can lasso up Thunder Rose!!!🙄 🐎 🌟 #childrensbooks  #childrensliterature  #kidsbooks  #kidlit  #kidsbookstagram  #picturebook  #blackhistory365  #blackhistory  #historyforkids  #blackcowboys  #diverseauthors  #diverseillustrator  #diversebooks  #diversebooksforkids  #multiculturalbooks  #earlyliteracy  #literacymatters  #readaloud  #readwithyourkids  #readtolearn  #readeveryday  #readingmatters 
This was literally one of Aristotle’s FAVE (he’s gonna kill me for publicizing this, but IDGAF🤷🏾‍♀️)books for me to read to him 15 years ago, and today I’ve read it to #Basquiat 🤓. This kid actually loves to be read to and he loves #MilesDavis and the whole #rebirthofcool catalogue. Like he totally be listening with intent! But he wasn’t going to have a choice in the matter of being a booklover because that’s just what it is in this family and this house! But you can actually read anything to a newborn: a cookbook, a dystopian novel, a parenting manual. The content doesn’t matter. What matters is the sound of your voice, the cadence of the text and the words themselves. Research has shown that the number of words an infant is exposed to has a direct impact on language development and literacy. Btw, I’ve also been reading #RayDalio ‘s principles out loud to him too. Can’t hurt to get schooled on hedge funds and stock market trading too early, now is it?
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This was literally one of Aristotle’s FAVE (he’s gonna kill me for publicizing this, but IDGAF🤷🏾‍♀️)books for me to read to him 15 years ago, and today I’ve read it to #Basquiat  🤓. This kid actually loves to be read to and he loves #MilesDavis  and the whole #rebirthofcool  catalogue. Like he totally be listening with intent! But he wasn’t going to have a choice in the matter of being a booklover because that’s just what it is in this family and this house! But you can actually read anything to a newborn: a cookbook, a dystopian novel, a parenting manual. The content doesn’t matter. What matters is the sound of your voice, the cadence of the text and the words themselves. Research has shown that the number of words an infant is exposed to has a direct impact on language development and literacy. Btw, I’ve also been reading #RayDalio  ‘s principles out loud to him too. Can’t hurt to get schooled on hedge funds and stock market trading too early, now is it? . . . . Shout out to #kadirnelson  because his artwork is simply genius and beautiful. And #spikelee  and #tonyalewislee  👊🏾✊🏾 . . . . . . #blerd  #nerdlife  #love  #bookish  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #happy  #howisummer  #boys  #blackboyjoy 
This is me clinging to my last few days of summer break!!! 🌴You know how much I absolutely love, adore, celebrate, and appreciate the beautiful artistry of @kadirnelson!  This #repost brings the biggest smile to my face as it elicits childhood memories of summertime.  This painting screams joy, community, and sweet innocence. 💕💕 ・・・
New Limited Edition prints of SUMMERTIME CITY by @kadirnelson available at store.kadirnelson.com. 
This painting first appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine on July 23, 2018.

Limited Edition Gicleé on Watercolor Paper #kadirnelson #teachmet #thejoyofsummertime #teachersonsummerbreak #ilovetheartofkadirnelson #iloveartistry #instateachers #teachmettoppicks #limitededition #prints #newyorker #nyc #summertimecity #summertime #brooklyn #openfirehydrant #firehydrant
This is me clinging to my last few days of summer break!!! 🌴You know how much I absolutely love, adore, celebrate, and appreciate the beautiful artistry of @kadirnelson! This #repost  brings the biggest smile to my face as it elicits childhood memories of summertime. This painting screams joy, community, and sweet innocence. 💕💕 ・・・ New Limited Edition prints of SUMMERTIME CITY by @kadirnelson available at store.kadirnelson.com. This painting first appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine on July 23, 2018. Limited Edition Gicleé on Watercolor Paper #kadirnelson  #teachmet  #thejoyofsummertime  #teachersonsummerbreak  #ilovetheartofkadirnelson  #iloveartistry  #instateachers  #teachmettoppicks  #limitededition  #prints  #newyorker  #nyc  #summertimecity  #summertime  #brooklyn  #openfirehydrant  #firehydrant 
A reader of Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” I am so glad to see Mrs. Lacks recognized here. “Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) whose great-great-grandmother was an enslaved person, lost her life to cervical cancer at age 31. During her treatment, doctors took cells from her body without permission and discovered they lived long lives and reproduced indefinitely in test tubes. These “immortal” HeLa cells have since contributed to over 10,000 medical patents, aiding research and benefiting patients with polio, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Considering the history of medical testing on African Americans without their permission, the fate of lacks raises questions about ethics, privacy and race. 
Commissioned by HBO, Nelson used visual elements to convey Lacks’ legacy. The wallpaper features the “Flower of Life,” a symbol of immortality; the flowers on her dress recall images of cell structures; and two missing buttons allude to the cells taken from her body without permission.” - @nmaahc 
#henriettalacks #africanamerican #woman #herstory #kadirnelson #artist #themotherofmodernmedicine #painting #oilpainting #portrait #smithsoniannationalportraitgallery #myNPG #HiddenHerstory #nationalmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture #nmaahc #immortal #HeLa #rebeccaskloot #author #theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks #what_i_saw_in_dc #dcmuseums #washingtondc #dc #districtofcolumbia #mydccool
A reader of Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” I am so glad to see Mrs. Lacks recognized here. “Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) whose great-great-grandmother was an enslaved person, lost her life to cervical cancer at age 31. During her treatment, doctors took cells from her body without permission and discovered they lived long lives and reproduced indefinitely in test tubes. These “immortal” HeLa cells have since contributed to over 10,000 medical patents, aiding research and benefiting patients with polio, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Considering the history of medical testing on African Americans without their permission, the fate of lacks raises questions about ethics, privacy and race. Commissioned by HBO, Nelson used visual elements to convey Lacks’ legacy. The wallpaper features the “Flower of Life,” a symbol of immortality; the flowers on her dress recall images of cell structures; and two missing buttons allude to the cells taken from her body without permission.” - @nmaahc #henriettalacks  #africanamerican  #woman  #herstory  #kadirnelson  #artist  #themotherofmodernmedicine  #painting  #oilpainting  #portrait  #smithsoniannationalportraitgallery  #myNPG  #HiddenHerstory  #nationalmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture  #nmaahc  #immortal  #HeLa  #rebeccaskloot  #author  #theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks  #what_i_saw_in_dc  #dcmuseums  #washingtondc  #dc  #districtofcolumbia  #mydccool 
Henrietta Lacks!!! She glows with iridescence and power. (Were any of you present at the Rebecca Skloot talk when I asked her about why she centered herself in the book? 😂) #henriettalacks #hela #nationalportraitgallery #kadirnelson @kadirnelson #blackart #blackartist
This cover is absolutely beautiful and inspires full of feelings and moments of life... : joy, childhood, play, freedom, hapiness, insouciance... and so on... !! 😍😃 Congratulations to the artist, Kadir Nelson ! 👌 Now, let's go for reading... 📰😊 #thenewyorker #july23th #magazine #kadirnelson #thankyouverymuchforthesubscription #newyork #newyorklover #americanlanguage ❤
Love this @kadirnelson print. Actually all of his stuff but there is something about this one. I feel like I am am there. ☀️
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