New piece I’ve written, as featured in the modernist magazine issue #40 KUDOS.

Marcel Duchamp and his disciples are now validated rebels; the readymade concept legitimate and commonplace as is his legacy: “What is art?”

This piece explores the ‘readymade’ idea that art could primarily be about concept expressed through a democratised aesthetic in which everything could be art and everyone an artist.

As featured in the TSPTR Journal Fall Winter 2020

“The assembled writers and artists all influence TSPTR. Their work and ideas acting as catalysts for continual exploration.”

The piece compares Eames House and Ennis House from an ideological, design and atmosphere point of view and also the roles they played in providing design solutions post WW2 and as backdrops in cult American fiction Bladerunner, Twin Peaks and even an episode of Southpark.

Douglas was ‘Minister of Culture’ at The Black Panther Party for the duration of its active years – 1966 to 1982.
The distinctive visual look of the Black Panther Party was as a result of the creative direction of Douglas – and that’s a BIG achievement because their visual game was STRONG.
NOTHING looked or sounded like The Black Panther Party – nor has it since.
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SEIZE THE TIME.
REVOLUTION IN OUR LIFETIME.

As featured in The Modernist Magazine.
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Photos taken whilst visiting the the pop-up exhibition: Beyond the Streets by Roger Gastman, NYC 2019.
Emory Douglas portrait by Bryan Shih.