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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative


Muddy Colors

As a freelance Artist, we have wear a lot of hats. Most of us tend to be responsible for not just creating compelling works of art, but for promoting those works as well. We are our own little Public Relations Managers, often filming our process or taking snap shots of sketches... all to share with someone else. This kind of public display is essential to the business of being a Illustrator, but it has downside.…

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YESTERDAY’S POST


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Keith Haring, Once Upon A Time


Marcos Chin

December 11, 2019 - My final post for 2019 is devoted to Keith Haring, of whom I'm a big fan. I chose him because of the way in which he placed his sexuality in the foreground in both his work and his personal life. Although I've questioned the ways in which he had appropriated, packaged and sold black culture to mass audiences using graffiti as his platform to tell his stories, I deeply appreciate his social activism through his art and the way in which he actively supported LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS issues during a time in our history when we were feared and dehumanized by most of the world, and then cast off to the wilderness. [caption id="attachment_48912" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Keith Haring, Once Upon A Time, 1989, LGBT Community Center.[/caption] This piece in particular feels very special to…

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